See under girdler(def 2).
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Origin of twig girdler
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Words nearby twig girdler
Definition for twig girdler (2 of 2)
[ gurd-ler ]
/ ˈgɜrd lər /
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British Dictionary definitions for twig girdler
/ (ˈɡɜːdlə) /
a person or thing that girdles
a maker of girdles
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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