plural noun Cur·cu·li·on·i·dae \(ˌ)kərˌkyülēˈänəˌdē\

Definition of Curculionidae

  1. :  a family of snout beetles (suborder Rhynchophora) consisting of the typical weevils and including many that injure fruits and crops

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Origin and Etymology of curculionidae

New Latin, from Curculion-, Curculio, type genus + -idae

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