noun buc·cu·la \ˈbəkyələ\

Definition of buccula



\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
  1. :  one of the elevated plates or ridges beneath the head on either side of the rostrum of insects of the order Heteroptera

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of buccula

New Latin, from Latin, small cheek, diminutive of bucca cheek

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up buccula? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!