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wee·vil

 (wē′vəl)
n.
Any of numerous beetles of the superfamily Curculionoidea, especially the snout beetles, that characteristically have a downward-curving snout and are destructive to nuts, fruits, stems, and roots.

[Middle English wevel, from Old English wifel; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

weevil

(ˈwiːvɪl)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: snout beetle any beetle of the family Curculionidae, having an elongated snout (rostrum): they are pests, feeding on plants and plant products. See also boll weevil
2. (Animals) Also called: pea weevil or bean weevil any of various beetles of the family Bruchidae (or Lariidae), the larvae of which live in the seeds of leguminous plants
3. (Animals) any of various similar or related beetles
[Old English wifel; related to Old High German wibil; compare Old Norse tordӯfill dungbeetle]
ˈweevily adj

wee•vil

(ˈwi vəl)

n.
any of numerous beetles of the family Curculionidae, having the head prolonged into a snout, and destructive to nuts, grain, fruit, etc.
Also called snout beetle.
[before 900; Middle English wevel, Old English wifel, c. Old Saxon goldwivil glowworm, Old High German wibil beetle; perhaps akin to wave]
wee′vil•y, wee′vil•ly, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weevil - any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant productsweevil - any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
snout beetle - small weevil having a prolonged snout; destructive to e.g. grains and nuts
Anthonomus grandis, boll weevil - greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cotton
darkling beetle, darkling groung beetle, tenebrionid - sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or grain
seed beetle, seed weevil - a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes
black weevil, rice weevil, Sitophylus oryzae - brown weevil that infests stored grain especially rice
Translations
kärsäkäs
zsizsik

weevil

[ˈwiːvl] Ngorgojo m

weevil

[ˈwiːvɪl] ncharançon m

weevil

weevil

[ˈwiːvl] n (Zool) → tonchio
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The ministry firstly started renovating the ramshackled wooden sticks holding the mosque's minaret which were totally destroyed due to curculionoidea, a beetle that eats wood.
Beetles (Coleoptera) have been identified as the predominant pollinators, with most pollinator species belonging to the superfamilies Curculionoidea and Cucujoidea (Obcrprieler, 1995a, b, 2004).
Dentro del reino animal, el orden Coleoptera es el mas grande y diverso en el planeta, y donde Curculionoidea representa uno de los grupos con mayor numero de especies.
Addenda to catalogs of types of Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) housed at the "Museo de La Plata" entomological collection
Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea, Excluding Scolytinae and Platypodinae) of the Yukon.
133-134 in American Beetles, Polyphaga: Acarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea, Vol.