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

First Known Use of boll weevil

1879


BOLL WEEVIL Defined for English Language Learners

boll weevil

noun

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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