from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See snout beetle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the genus Curculio of weevils.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Linnean genus of weevils or snout-beetles, formerly conterminous with the Curculionidæ, now greatly restricted or disused.
- n. A weevil; particularly, one of the common fruitweevils which work great destruction among plums, and which receive the colloquial name “little Turk,” from the crescent-shaped mark left by their sting. See cut under Conotrachelus.
New Latin Curculiō, type genus, from Latin curculiō, a kind of weevil.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, a grain weevil. (Wiktionary)