from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That bores or cuts into wood, as with certain insects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of boring or cutting wood; -- said of many insects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wood-cutting, as an insect.
Ancient Greek ξύλον (xylon, "wood") + τομία (tomia, "cut"), from τέμνειν (temnein, "to cut") (Wiktionary)