from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of Coleoptera, represented by the peaweevils.
- n. [lowercase] A member of this genus.
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- n. type genus of the Bruchidae
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That which the palmerworm hath left, the locust hath eaten: and that which the locust hath left, the bruchus hath eaten: and that which the bruchus hath left, the mildew hath destroyed.
That you shall eat: as the bruchus in its kind, the attacus, and ophimachus, and the locust, every, one according to their kind.
And I will restore to you the years which the locust, and the bruchus, and the mildew, and the palmerworm hath eaten; my great host which I sent upon you.
There shall the fire devour thee: thou shalt perish by the sword, it shall devour thee like the bruchus: assemble together like the bruchus, make thyself many like the locust.
Thou hast multiplied thy merchandises above the stars of heaven: the bruchus hath spread himself and flown away.
He spoke, and the locust came, and the bruchus, of which there was no number.
Dixit, & vcnit locufta, & bruchus, * cujus ttbti erac numcrus:
34 He spoke, and the locust came, and the bruchus, of which there was no number.