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boll weevil

noun

Simple Definition of boll weevil

  • : a small insect that feeds on cotton plants

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boll weevil

  1. :  a usually grayish or brown weevil (Anthonomus grandis grandis) that feeds on the squares and bolls of the cotton plant

1895

First Known Use of boll weevil

1895


BOLL WEEVIL Defined for Kids

boll weevil

noun

Definition of boll weevil for Students

  1. :  a grayish or brown insect that lays its eggs in cotton bolls




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