from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That feeds on wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wood-eating; living in and devouring wood, either in a growing tree or in cut timber, as the larvæ of many insects; xylophagous.


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  • Now there's a fun word. Thanks, q!

    September 2, 2008

  • "Squid-eating" would be 'loliginivorous' (Latin loligo, loligin-).

    September 2, 2008

  • Interesting that this means "wood-eating". In Slovene the word ligenj means squid, so I thought this referred to someone who eats calamari. It turns out that the Slovene word probably derives from some Dalmatian word related to Old Italian lolligine (this information comes from Marko Snoj's Slovene Etymological Dictionary).

    September 2, 2008

  • I woodn't eat that.

    September 2, 2008