Gir"dler (?), n.

1.

One who girdles.

2.

A maker of girdles.

3. Zool.

An American longicorn beetle (Oncideres cingulatus) which lays its eggs in the twigs of the hickory, and then girdles each branch by gnawing a groove around it, thus killing it to provide suitable food for the larvae.

 

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