white pine weevil

noun

Definition of white pine weevil

: a small elongated brownish weevil (Pissodes strobi) that feeds in and destroys the new shoots of white pine and Norway spruce and sometimes of other pines and spruces

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First Known Use of white pine weevil

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“White pine weevil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20pine%20weevil. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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