prionus

noun

pri·​o·​nus
prīˈōnəs,
ˈprīən-
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
plural -es : any beetle of the genus Prionus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek priōn saw

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“Prionus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prionus. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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