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billbug

[bil-buhg] /ˈbɪlˌbʌg/
noun
1.
any of several weevils, especially of the genera Calendra and Sitophilus, that feed on various grasses.
Origin of billbug
1860-1865
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; bill2 + bug1
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