zyzzyva

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the genus, Zyzzyva

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zyzzyva (plural zyzzyvas)

  1. A tropical American weevil of the genus Zyzzyva.
    • 1976, Stevens, Edward, The Religion Game, American Style[1], New York: Paulist Press, →ISBN, LCCN 76009367, OL 4880944M, page 87:
      A zyzzyva is a weevil of the genus Zyzzyva.
    • 2003 May 30, Swaminathan, Kalpana, Ambrosia for Afters[2], New Delhi; New York: Penguin Books, →ISBN, LCCN 2003323560, OCLC 54529400, OL 3716564M, page 43:
      Against the Yak, the zyzzyva zips
      He yammers, has yaws, he yawns and he yips
    • 2007 August 30, Mann, Otto, King Size, Lulu.com, →ISBN, page 118:
      Everything on earth has an end, for your mortally thin dictionary, the tropical, American weevil, the Zyzzyva.
    • 2010 September 7, Daheim, Mary, Loco Motive: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery, First edition, HarperCollins, →ISBN, LCCN 2010011922, OL 24085984M, page 240:
      No wonder you wanted to look it up. A zyzzyva is a weevil.