Hy·​pera | \ ˈhīpərə \

Definition of Hypera

: a large genus of small often mottled or hairy weevils whose legless larvae feed destructively on numerous crop plants (as legumes) and have ventral ridges that function as legs — compare alfalfa weevil, clover leaf weevil

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History and Etymology for Hypera

New Latin, from Greek hypera upper rope, brace (of a ship), from hyper above, over

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“Hypera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypera. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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