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snout beetle

Syllabification: snout bee·tle

Definition of snout beetle in English:

noun

North American
Another term for weevil.
Example sentences
  • This snout beetle punches holes in the baby pods to lay eggs, and uncontrolled, will ruin almost all the peas.
  • A small snout beetle, it flies and sometimes infests grain in the field before harvest.
  • The state Department of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water District, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the small Australian snout beetle in areas infested with heavy growths of melaleuca.

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