from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that makes girdles.
- n. Any of several insects that chew circular bands around twigs or stems in preparing a nesting site.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who made girdles
- n. Any of several insects that remove rings of bark for nest material
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who girdles.
- n. A maker of girdles.
- n. An American longicorn beetle (Oncideres cingulatus) which lays its eggs in the twigs of the hickory, and then girdles each branch by gnawing a groove around it, thus killing it to provide suitable food for the larvæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who girdles.
- n. A maker of girdles or of small articles in metal-work to be attached to the girdle.
- n. In entomology, one of several cerambycid beetles which girdle twigs of various trees after oviposition to furnish decaying wood for their larvæ to feed upon: as, the twig-girdler, Oncideres cingulatus. See cut under twig-girdler.
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"girdler," which meant that his duties consisted in riding through the forest area allotted to him, selecting and girdling those trees which, three years later, would be cut down.
The mesquite girdler does this by regulating the growth of the mesquite shrub, ensuring their offspring have a plentiful supply of food.
The mesquite girdler Oncideres rhodosticta may only be 13mm long, but it has a big role in shaping the landscape.
Các oncideres girdler mesquite rhodostica là bọ cánh cứng sống trong sa mạc Chihuahua là trang trại cây bụi cho ấu trùng của nó .
Ang Mesquite rhodostica girdler oncideres ay isang beetle naninirahan sa disyerto Chihuahua na ang mga sakahan shrubs para sa kanyang larvae.
~ Nut trees are sometimes attacked by the twig girdler  (Fig. 11).
One of these latter, the result of my skill, was so effectively pruned that fall by the pecan girdler that my work for the season was a minus quantity in all but experience.
The hickory twig girdler (Oncideres) is abundant in some localities, but not as yet very destructive.
The twig girdler in the beetle stage feeds rather freely on the bark of twigs.
The fourth girdler referred to is our familiar hickory twig-girdler,