white pine weevil

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white pine weevil was in 1817

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“White pine weevil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20pine%20weevil. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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