pea weevil

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pea green,
  2. pea jacket,
  3. pea rifle,
  4. pea soup,
  5. pea tree,
  6. pea-brain,
  7. pea-souper,
  8. peabody,
  9. peabody bird,
  10. peabody, elizabeth palmer

Origin of pea weevil

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

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