from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small spotted beetle (Crioceris asparagi) that infests and damages asparagus plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small beetle (Crioceris asparagi) injurious to asparagus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to two species of leaf-beetles (Crioceridæ) of the genus Crioceris, C. asparagi (Linnæus) and C. duodecimpunctata (Linnæus), which prey upon the asparagus-plant.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sorry, no example sentences found.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.