Definition of weevil noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwiːvl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwiːvl//
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a small insect with a hard shell, that eats grain, nuts and other seeds and destroys crops See related entries: Invertebrates Word Origin Old English wifel ‘beetle’, from a Germanic base meaning ‘move briskly’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: weevil

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