Brentidae

plural noun

Bren·​ti·​dae
ˈbrentəˌdē
: a family (type genus Brentus) of chiefly tropical wood-boring weevils having slender bodies, antennae that are not elbowed, and females with the beak very long and continuing the long axis of the body

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Brentus, type genus + -idae

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“Brentidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brentidae. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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