Egyptian alfalfa weevil


: an Old World weevil (Hypera brunneipennis) that is now a pest of alfalfa in western North America

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Egyptian alfalfa weevil was in 1943

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“Egyptian alfalfa weevil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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