Brachyrhinus

noun

Brachy·​rhi·​nus
ˌbrakə̇ˈrīnəs
: a very large genus of small short-snouted commonly dark-colored parthenogenetic weevils including a number of destructive pests of economic plants see black vine weevil, strawberry root weevil

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from brachy- + -rhinus

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“Brachyrhinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brachyrhinus. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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