Hypera

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of hypera

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


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