from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tropical American weevils of the genus Zyzzyva, often destructive to plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tropical American weevil of the genus Zyzzyva.
New Latin Zyzzyva, genus name, probably from Zyzza, former genus of leafhoppers.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the name of the genus, Zyzzyva (Wiktionary)