plural noun Bru·chi·dae \ˈbrükəˌdē\

Definition of Bruchidae

  1. :  a family (type genus Bruchus) of small beetles most of whose larvae infest the seeds of peas and other legumes

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of bruchidae

New Latin, from Bruchus, type genus + -idae

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Bruchidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!