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pea weevil

a seed beetle, Bruchus pisorum, the larvae of which live in and feed on the seeds of the pea plant.
Origin of pea weevil
1835-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • That is how the pea-weevil would behave under similar conditions.

  • The next day she would have a similar letter regarding mite-galls on black currants, or pea-weevil larv√¶ or clover-eel worms.

    Woman in Science John Augustine Zahm

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