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1. weevil

noun. ['ˈwiːvəl'] any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles.

Synonyms

  • seed beetle
  • Anthonomus grandis
  • seed weevil
  • snout beetle
  • beetle
  • Sitophylus oryzae
  • tenebrionid
  • rice weevil
  • black weevil
  • darkling beetle
  • boll weevil

Antonyms

  • intrusive

Etymology

  • wevel (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Weevil

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Example sentences of the word weevil


1. Noun, singular or mass
The best time to spray acephate is in early August when the weevil is in its adult life phase.

2. Adjective
Weakening of the plant and root structure can be a sign of weevil presence.

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