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Name That Weevil!

August 16, 2017

While today’s word has been included in numerous English-language dictionaries for years, it had never been included in the Oxford English Dictionary until recently.  Zyzzyva is now recognized by the Oxford English Dictionary and has the distinction of being the very last entry in the OED.


zizuh-vuh \, noun;

  1.  any of various South American weevils of the genus Zyzzyva, often destructive to plants.