alfalfa snout beetle

noun

Definition of alfalfa snout beetle

: a parthenogenetic wingless Old World weevil (Brachyrhinus ligustici) that attacks clovers, alfalfa, and other legumes and is especially destructive to alfalfa since the larvae feed on the taproot while the adults consume the leaves

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First Known Use of alfalfa snout beetle

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Alfalfa snout beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alfalfa%20snout%20beetle. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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