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1. A small gray or brown weevil (Anthonomus grandis) of southern North America and Central America that damages cotton crops by laying eggs in and feeding on buds and bolls.
2. Informal A conservative white Southern Democrat in the US House of Representatives, especially during the second half of the 20th century.
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(Animals) a greyish weevil, Anthonomus grandis, of the southern US and Mexico, whose larvae live in and destroy cotton bolls. See also weevil1
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a snout beetle, Anthonomus grandis, that attacks the bolls of cotton.
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boll weevil- From Old English wifel, "beetle," and boll, the pod of the cotton plant, which this beetle attacks.
See also related terms for pod.
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|Noun||1.||boll weevil - greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cotton|
weevil - any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
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n → Baumwollkapselkäfer m
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