alfalfa weevil

  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

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby alfalfa weevil Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use alfalfa weevil in a sentence

  • But it has in this country worse relatives even than the alfalfa weevil.

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