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Any of several tropical American weevils of the genus Zyzzyva.

[New Latin Zyzzyva, genus name, probably from Zyzza, former genus of leafhoppers.]


(Animals) an American weevil or small beetle
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STAGE MAGIC ran out a determined winner of yesterday's Group 3 Prix des Chenes under James Doyle on an informative card at Chantilly, holding off the late-charging Olmedo and the Robyn Brisland-trained Zyzzyva in a finish of heads.
House, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere.
THE Oxford English Dictionary has a new last word - zyzzyva, which is a weevil found in South America.
gt; Favourite scrabble word: Zyzzyva, a tropical American weevil often found in palms
Event volunteer Marcia Mills, who manned a table that offered extra letters for sale at the bargain price of $3 each, said one sneaky wordsmith had purchased more than a dozen letter Zs with the intention of skillfully finding a place on his board for the little-known word zyzzyva, which is a tropical weevil and also a word that could potentially give a team an unbeatable lead.
One particularly helpful tool for learning Boggle words is the application Zyzzyva, which can be downloaded for free from http://zyzzyva.
She has published short stories and poetry in literary reviews from Another Chicago Magazine to Zyzzyva.
MOHR's work has appeared in, among other places, The Christian Science Monitor, The Coachella Review, Word Riot, ZYZZYVA, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Eclectica, and various anthologies ranging from Chicken Soupfor the Soul to Workers Write
He trains using a specialist computer programme Zyzzyva, which sounds like a particularly bad hand in Scrabble, but which throws up sets of seven letters which players have to organise into high-scoring words.
His short stories have appeared in Fiction, the Kenyon Review, ZYZZYVA, Notre Dame Review, Connecticut Review, Stand Magazine (UK), South Loop Review, Ink Collective, Pittsburgh Quarterly, 3:am Magazine, Word Riot, Fringe, DJ Booth, and Denver Syntax, among others.
The NEA needs to cease according thousands and thousands of public dollars, year after year, to Threepenny Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Agni, American Poetry Review, Poetry Flash, ZYZZYVA, Cave Canem, Calyx, Dalkey Press, Copper Canyon Press, Curbstone Press, Graywolf Press, Feminist Press, Milkweed Editions, Poets & Writers, Inc.
Most recently Coleman's short stories have appeared in High Plains Literary Review, Obsidian III, Other Voices and Zyzzyva.