Cleonus

noun Cle·o·nus \ klēˈōnəs \

Definition of Cleonus

:a genus of Old World weevils (family Curculionidae) including one (Cleonus punctiventris) that is a destructive pest of sugar beet, the adults feeding on the leaves and the larvae on the roots

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Origin and Etymology of cleonus

New Latin, from Latin Cleon, a proper name (from Greek Kleōn) + New Latin -us


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