Zyzzyva meaning

zĭzə-və
Any of several tropical American weevils of the genus Zyzzyva.
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A tropical American weevil of the genus Zyzzyva.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Curculionidae "” one the numerous true weevils.
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Origin of zyzzyva

  • New Latin Zyzzyva genus name probably from Zyzza former genus of leafhoppers

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the name of the genus, Zyzzyva

    From Wiktionary