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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cosmopolitan beetle, Calandra oryzæ, which feeds on rice and other stored grains in all parts of the world. It is an especial pest in the corn-cribs of the southern United States, and in the rice-granaries of India. See cut under Calandra.
  • n. Same as water-weevil.


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