Hypera

noun

Hy·​pera
ˈhīpərə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 7 Dec. 2022.

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