noun Rhi·zo·per·tha \ˌrīzōˈpərthə\

Definition of Rhizopertha

  1. :  a genus of minute beetles (family Bostrychidae) that feed on grain and other seeds

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Origin and Etymology of rhizopertha

New Latin, from rhiz- + Greek perthein to plunder, sack; perhaps akin to Greek pherein to carry — more at bear

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a trip made at another's expense

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