plural noun

: a small family of chiefly tropical short-snouted weevils mostly living and feeding on woody fungi or decaying wood

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, from Anthribus, type genus (probably a blend of Greek ánthos "flower" and tríbein "to rub, wear out, ravage") + -idae -idae

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“Anthribidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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