Definitions

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.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ξύλον (xylon, "wood") + τομία (tomia, "cut"), from τέμνειν (temnein, "to cut") (Wiktionary)

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