thurberia weevil

noun, somtimes capitalized T

Definition of thurberia weevil

  1. :  a boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis thurberiae) that is native to Arizona and adjacent Mexico, feeds on a wild cotton (Gossypium triloba), and also attacks cultivated cotton in that region

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