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

  • n. A small destructive insect (Sitophilus oryzae) that infests stored grain and cereal products.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Sitophilus oryzae, a pest that attacks several crops, including wheat, rice, and maize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small beetle (Calandra oryzæ, or Sitophilus oryzæ) which destroys rice, wheat, and Indian corn by eating out the interior; -- called also black weevil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. brown weevil that infests stored grain especially rice

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