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alfalfa weevil

noun
1.
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.
Origin of alfalfa weevil
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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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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