Recent Examples of weevil from the Web
Engineering students at Enterprise High School used 3-D printers last year to create miniature boll-weevil monument Christmas ornaments.
By the 1920s, weevils blanketed the cotton-producing South.
The preservation inside the caves was remarkable: The dry, cold environment conserved even fragments of ancient beetles and weevils.
Some are considered pests by humans -- Japanese beetle grubs, termites and weevils, for example -- but others are beloved or at least beguiling and include the larvae of lightning bugs and cicadas.
The pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) actually deposit feces adjacent to each of its egg as anti-feedants.
Not making her list of favorite foods, however, was grilled palm weevil larvae.
State park fees will be waived for those participating in the weevil-distribution event.
Guth's photography turns a blue-and-black New Guinea clown weevil into a goofy, awkward monster, every hair on its antennae visible.
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Origin and Etymology of weevil
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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