American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, grayish, long-snouted beetle (Anthonomus grandis) of Mexico and the southern United States, having adults that puncture cotton buds and larvae that hatch in and damage cotton bolls.
- n. Informal A conservative white Southern Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- n. beetle measuring an average length of six millimeters (¼ inch), which feeds on cotton buds and flowers, native to Central America
- n. greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cotton
“A tiny little insect called the boll weevil had migrated from South America and was quickly destroying their crops.”
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