Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wood-cutting, as an insect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Capable of boring or cutting wood; -- said of many insects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That bores or cuts into wood, as with certain insects.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ξύλον (xylon, "wood") + τομία (tomia, "cut"), from τέμνειν (temnein, "to cut")

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