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billbug

[ bil-buhg ]
/ ˈbɪlˌbʌg /
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noun
any of several weevils, especially of the genera Calendra and Sitophilus, that feed on various grasses.
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Origin of billbug

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; bill2 + bug1
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