Corn weevil


Related to Corn weevil: Wheat weevil, rice weevil
(Zool.) A small weevil which causes great injury to grain.
In America, a weevil (Sphenophorus zeæ) which attacks the stalk of maize near the root, often doing great damage. See Grain weevil, under Weevil.

See also: Corn, Corn

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