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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Curculio \Cur*cu"li*o\ (k?r-r?"l?-?), n.; pl. Curculios (-?z). [L., a grain weevil.] (Zool.) One of a large group of beetles (Rhynchophora) of many genera; -- called also weevils, snout beetles, billbeetles, and billbugs. Many of the species are very destructive, as the plum curculio, the corn, grain, and rice weevils, etc. [1913 Webster]