xylophagan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Xylophaga +‎ -an

Noun[edit]

xylophagan (plural xylophagans)

  1. Any wood-boring marine bivalve of the genus Xylophaga, which bores into wood.
    • 2005, “They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!”, in Illinois, performed by Sufjan Stevens:
      Can you call the Captain Clitus? / Logan, Grant, and Ronald Reagan / In the grave with Xylophagan