apple blossom weevil

noun

Definition of apple blossom weevil 

: a European weevil (Anthonomus pomorum) that is related to the American boll weevil and that feeds as an adult on the leaves of apple and lays its eggs in the young flower buds where the developing larva feeds and causes the bud to turn brown and fail to open

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