Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several weevils, especially of the genera Calendra or Sitophilus, whose larvae feed on plants such as corn and other cereal grasses.

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  • n. weevil

Etymologies

bill2 + bug.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In Florida, the most serious insect pest is the billbug, Calendra cariosa, and the crop is also attacked by a stem nematode, Ditylenchus spp. and by the awl nematode,

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