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

  • n. Any of various small beetles of the family Bruchidae whose larvae bore into and feed on the dried seeds of peas, beans, and similar plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of numerous small weevils, especially those of the genus Apion, which live in the seeds of various plants.

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

  • n. a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes


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