chestnut weevil

noun

: either of two brownish weevils (Curculio auriger and C. proboscideus) that lay eggs in the nut of the chestnut tree, the larvae feeding in and destroying the fruit

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“Chestnut weevil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chestnut%20weevil. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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