Plum weevil

(Zool.) an American weevil which is very destructive to plums, nectarines, cherries, and many other stone fruits. It lays its eggs in crescent-shaped incisions made with its jaws. The larva lives upon the pulp around the stone. Called also turk, and plum curculio. See Illust. under Curculio.

See also: Plum

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.