dicky rice weevil


: a weevil (Malenterpes spinipes) common in Australia and New Zealand whose adults feed on foliage and whose larvae feed on the roots of citrus and other fruit trees

Word History


probably from the nickname Dicky

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“Dicky rice weevil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicky%20rice%20weevil. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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