vaquita

noun va·qui·ta \ väˈkētə \

Definition of vaquita

plural -s
: a West Indian weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus) of which the larvae feed on the roots especially of trees and the adults on the leaves

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Origin and Etymology of vaquita

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish vaca cow, from Latin vacca


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