Conotrachelus

noun Co·no·tra·che·lus \ˌkōnə‧ˈtrākələs, -trak-, -ə‧trəˈkēləs\

Definition of Conotrachelus

  1. :  a large genus of small, dark-colored American weevils (family Curculionidae) the larvae of which develop in fruits and seeds — see plum curculio

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 conotrachelus

New Latin, from 2con- + Greek trachēlos neck, throat


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!