alfalfa weevil

noun

: a small dark brown European weevil (Hypera postica) that is now a widespread pest of alfalfa in North America

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alfalfa weevil was in 1910

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“Alfalfa weevil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alfalfa%20weevil. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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