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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History and Etymology for 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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“Callosobruchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Callosobruchus. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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