Cur*cu"li*o (k?r-r?"l?-?), n.; pl. Curculios (-z). [L., a grain weevil.] Zool.

One of a large group of beetles (Rhynchophora) of many genera; -- called also weevils, snout beetles, billbeetles, and billbugs. Many of the species are very destructive, as the plum curculio, the corn, grain, and rice weevils, etc.


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