Callosobruchus

noun Cal·lo·so·bru·chus \ kəˌlōsəˈbrükəs \

Definition of Callosobruchus

:a small genus of weevils (family Bruchidae) closely related to the bean weevil and including the cowpea weevil

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Origin and Etymology of callosobruchus

New Latin, from Latin callosus hard-skinned + Late Latin bruchus a kind of locust, from Greek bronchos, bronkos locust; perhaps akin to Russian brukat' to kick out with the hind legs, Slovenian bŕkniti, bŕkati to kick, to propel with the fingers, Lithuanian briankšt, brúkšt a cry made during throwing


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