curculio

noun
cur·cu·lio | \(ˌ)kər-ˈkyü-lē-ˌō \
plural curculios

Definition of curculio 

: any of various weevils especially : one that injures fruit

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In the 1890s many smaller growers struggled to afford expensive and elaborate controls to combat pests such as San Jose scale and plum curculio. William Thomas Okie, Smithsonian, "The Fuzzy History of the Georgia Peach," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of curculio

1756, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curculio

Latin, grain weevil

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