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weevil División en sílabas: wee·vil
Pronunciación: /ˈwēvəl/

Definición de weevil en inglés:


1A small beetle with an elongated snout, the larvae of which typically develop inside seeds, stems, or other plant parts. Many are pests of crops or stored foodstuffs. Also called snout beetle.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Weevils bore through the stem and eat the pith within, and beetle larvae bore through the roots.
  • Although they are more usually a problem with plants grown in pots, vine weevils will attack plants growing out in the garden.
  • I was surprised when the Royal Horticultural Society named the vine weevil as the worst pest in the garden last year.
1.1 informal Any small insect that damages stored grain.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Why was nothing was done to fumigate the grain and protect it from weevils?


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Sailors accomplished great feats of exploration on little more than limes and weevily biscuits.


Old English wifel 'beetle', from a Germanic base meaning 'move briskly'.

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