Definition of Curculio

1. n. 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.



Definition of Curculio

1. a weevil [n -LIOS] - See also: weevil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curculio

curbers
curbing
curbings
curbless
curbs
curbside
curbsides
curbstone
curbstoner
curbstoners
curbstones
curby hock
curcas
curch
curches
curculio (current term)
curculionidous
curculios
curcumas
curcumin
curcuminoid
curcuminoids
curcumins
curcurion
curd
curd cheese
curded
curdier
curdiest
curdiness

Literary usage of Curculio

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1. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1873)
"I neglected to put the cloths on the trees until after the curculio had commenced operations this season, consequently some few plums were stung and fell ..."

2. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"The apple curculio is generally distributed over the Eastern states and Canada, where it breeds abundantly in wild crab and thorn apples ..."

3. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1904)
"He said the apple curculio was very different in Its habits from the ... The plum curculio is more abundant and more easily caught than the apple curculio. ..."

4. The American Entomologist (1868)
"According to him, the end of the curculio season near Alton is about July 1st; but along through July and August he meets with a few ..."

5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"curculio, or Рг.им WEEVIL, a small beetle of the family ... As the curculio is a good flier, any efforts to prevent its ascending the trunks of trees must ..."

6. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1843)
"The codling moth does great injury to the apple crop, and the caterpillar of this moth should not be mistaken for the larva of the curculio. ..."

7. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1867)
"The most complete history of the curculio that we have ever seen, ... He describes, particularly, three distinct snout-beetles of the curculio family—the ..."

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