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pea weevil

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noun
  1. a seed beetle, Bruchus pisorum, the larvae of which live in and feed on the seeds of the pea plant.

Origin of pea weevil

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Historical Examples

  • That is how the pea-weevil would behave under similar conditions.

    Social Life in the Insect World

    J. H. Fabre

  • The next day she would have a similar letter regarding mite-galls on black currants, or pea-weevil larvæ or clover-eel worms.

    Woman in Science

    John Augustine Zahm