Xyleborus

noun
Xy·​leb·​o·​rus | \ zīˈlebərəs \

Definition of Xyleborus

: a large genus of small ambrosia beetles

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History and Etymology for Xyleborus

New Latin, from Greek xylēboros eating wood, from xylē- (from xylon wood) + boros gluttonous, from bora food, meat

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“Xyleborus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xyleborus. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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