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.

Nearby words

  1. aleyard,
  2. alf,
  3. alfa,
  4. alfalfa,
  5. alfalfa butterfly,
  6. alfarabius,
  7. alfaro,
  8. alfaro, flavio eloy,
  9. alfheim,
  10. alfie

Origin of alfalfa weevil

First recorded in 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019