Definition of Boll weevil

1. Noun. Greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton bolls destroying the cotton.

Exact synonyms: Anthonomus Grandis
Generic synonyms: Weevil
Group relationships: Anthonomus, Genus Anthonomus



Definition of Boll weevil

1. Noun. beetle measuring an average length of six millimeters (¼ inch), which feeds on cotton buds and flowers, native to Central America ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boll Weevil

bolivarite
bolivars
bolivia
bolivian haemorrhagic fever
boliviano
bolivianos
bolivias
bolix
bolix up
bolixed
bolixed up
bolixes
bolixing
boll
boll weevil (current term)
boll weevils
bollard
bollards
bolled
bollen
bolling
bollings
bollix
bollix up
bollixed
bollixes
bollixing
bollocked

Literary usage of Boll weevil

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"JAA Howell on 'Birds that Eat the Cotton boll weevil.'—-Investigations conducted by the US Department of Agriculture in an effort to control the ravages of ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1922)
"But one of the largest consumers in the world is the boll weevil. The boll weevil is an unpleasant-looking insect, which has a head very similar in shape to ..."

3. Journal of Economic Entomology by Entomological Society of America, American Association of Economic Entomologists (1911)
"penmen of the boll-weevil could l>e found. May is the height of the dry season ... The boll-weevil is much less serious in the central ami western parts of ..."

4. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"¡I diag Ind Ene 13:516-21 D '13 Overload teat of boiler at 250 per cent Inst Min E Bul 81:2311-27 S '13 boll weevils Fighting the boll weevil east of the ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"SPECIMENS of the cotton boll weevil were obtained in eastern Guatemala in ... Later on, with the increasing acuteness of the boll weevil question and the ..."

6. Proceedings by Entomological Society of Washington (1914)
"... boll worm in Arizona, 17; Cotton boll weevil, 14. 16, 23. ... WOLCOTT, GN: The cotton boll weevil in Cuba. 120. ..."

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