billbug

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noun bill·bug \ˈbil-ˌbəg\

Definition of billbug

  1. :  any of various weevils (as of the genus Sphenophorus) having larvae that eat the roots of cereal and other grasses

Origin and Etymology of billbug

1bill + bug


First Known Use: 1831


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