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billbug

[bil-buhg] /ˈbɪlˌbʌg/
noun
1.
any of several weevils, especially of the genera Calendra and Sitophilus, that feed on various grasses.
Origin of billbug
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; bill2 + bug1
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  • By stimulating rapid early growth, starter fertilizers reduce the potential of billbug damage and often hasten maturity.

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