A taxonomic genus within the family Curculionidae "” one the numerous true weevils.
Other Word Forms of Zyzzyva
Origin of Zyzzyva
The name was formally published, along with a description of the genus, by coleopterist Thomas Casey in 1922. Since there's no word remotely like this in either Greek or Latin, Casey probably just made up a name that would appear at the end of alphabetical lists.
New Latin Zyzzyva genus name probably from Zyzza former genus of leafhoppers
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the name of the genus, Zyzzyva
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