prionus

noun pri·o·nus \prīˈōnəs, ˈprīən-\

Definition of prionus

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of Prionidae including beetles whose larvae are economically important borers in the roots of various trees and shrubs and often completely hollow out the woody tissues

  2. 2 plural -es :  any beetle of the genus Prionus

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Origin and Etymology of prionus

New Latin, from Greek priōn saw


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