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- noun A small gray or brown weevil (Anthonomus grandis) of southern North America and Central America that damages cotton crops by laying eggs in and feeding on buds and bolls.
- noun Informal A conservative white Southern Democrat in the US House of Representatives, especially during the second half of the 20th century.
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beetlemeasuring an average length of six millimeters (¼ inch), which feeds on cottonbuds and flowers, native to Central America
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- noun greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cotton
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