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gird·ler

 (gûrd′lər)
n.
1. One that makes girdles.
2. Any of several insects that chew circular bands around twigs or stems.
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girdler

(ˈɡɜːdlə)
n
1. a person or thing that girdles
2. a maker of girdles
3. (Animals) any insect, such as the twig girdler, that bores circular grooves around the stems or twigs in which it lays its eggs
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gir•dler

(ˈgɜrd lər)

n.
1. a person or thing that girdles.
2. any of several insects, as a beetle, Oncideres cingulata, that cut a groove around the bark of a stem, etc.
3. a person who makes girdles.
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