from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of beetles, typical of the family Bostrychidœ and subfamily Bostrychinæ, species of which are highly destructive to wood.


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  • From a certain small, black and hairy caterpillar comes first a wingless glow-worm; and this creature again suffers a metamorphosis, and transforms into a winged insect named the bostrychus (or hair-curl).

    The History of Animals


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