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Girdler

Girdler

1. One who girdles.

2. A maker of girdles.

3. (Science: zoology) 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 larvae.


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