Recent Examples of weevil from the Web
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.
Guth's photography turns a blue-and-black New Guinea clown weevil into a goofy, awkward monster, every hair on its antennae visible.
But a certain type of weevil is helping to restore Lake Bistineau, a Northwest Louisiana waterbody that has been devastated by the proliferation of giant salvinia, a noxious, exotic weed that has no natural checks in Louisiana.
State park fees will be waived for those participating in the weevil-distribution event.
A particular synthetic blend was developed specifically for the boll weevil.
His research has helped weevils become warriors against invasive weeds that can decimate ecosystems.
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Origin and Etymology of weevil
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
WEEVIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of weevil for English Language Learners
: a small insect that eats grains and seeds and that can ruin crops
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