Definition of Bruchus in US English:

Bruchus

noun

  • A genus of beetles (family Chrysomelidae), the larvae of which develop and feed on leguminous plants and so are destructive to pulse crops; any beetle of this genus or of the subfamily Bruchinae to which it belongs; a seed beetle.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin brucus, bruchus (Vulgate) from Hellenistic Greek βροῦκος, βροῦχος locust or its wingless larva, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

Bruchus

/ˈbruːkəs/