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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History and Etymology for Cleonus

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

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“Cleonus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cleonus. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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