dicky rice weevil

noun
\ ˈdikē- \

Definition of 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

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History and Etymology for dicky rice weevil

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 26 Sep. 2020.

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