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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various insects or larvae or mollusks that make holes into wood; A drill for penetrating rock.

Usage examples (31)
  • The borer is the despair of the land-owner; he works underground; no
  • It's likely that the Emerald ash borer, which is a beetle from Asia, could create an infestation.
  • And I don't know why "borer" isn't a better name for it.
  • I never was troubled with the currant worm cane borer. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "bora" (a violent wind in the Adriatic) blew the "borer" (a kind of animal that bores holes) far from its home.
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