weevil

Part of speech: noun

An insect destructive to plants.

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Usage examples "weevil":

  1. When the boll weevil spread across the Southern states like a plague, it wiped out many poor farmers, and it drove them to seek other means of livelihood elsewhere. - "The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America", Norman Coombs.
  2. The cotton- growing States have recently been invaded by a weevil that has done much damage and threatens the entire cotton industry. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. The first is entitled The Sacred Beetle and Others; the second and the third will be known as The Life of the Weevil and More Beetles respectively. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.