boll weevil

noun

Definition of boll weevil

: a usually grayish or brown weevil (Anthonomus grandis grandis) that feeds on the squares and bolls of the cotton plant

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First Known Use of boll weevil

1879


BOLL WEEVIL Defined for English Language Learners

boll weevil

Definition of boll weevil for English Language Learners

  • : a small insect that feeds on cotton plants


BOLL WEEVIL Defined for Kids

boll weevil

noun

Definition of boll weevil for Students

: a grayish or brown insect that lays its eggs in cotton bolls


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