bean weevil

noun

Definition of bean weevil

: any of several small weevils that deposit their eggs in the pods of beans and peas, the larva burrowing in and feeding on the seed specifically : a mottled olive-brown weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus) native to America but now a cosmopolitan pest of growing and stored beans

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“Bean weevil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bean%20weevil. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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