pales weevil

noun pa·les weevil \¦pā(ˌ)lēz-\

Definition of pales weevil

  1. :  a large brown weevil (Hylobius pales) that feeds on the bark of white pine and a few other pines frequently girdling and killing young trees

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Origin and Etymology of pales weevil

New Latin pales, specific epithet of Hylobius pales

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