capitalized : the type genus of the family Bruchidae
plural bruchus or bruchuses : any of the small seed-eating weevils that constitute the genus Bruchus

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, wingless larva of the locust, from Greek broukos, brouchos locust, wingless larva of the locust

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“Bruchus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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