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alfalfa weevil

a European weevil, Hypera postica, now also widely distributed in North America, that is an important pest, primarily of alfalfa, in both the larval and adult stages.
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1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • But it has in this country worse relatives even than the alfalfa weevil.

    Book of Monsters David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild

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