weevily

weevily

[wee-vuh-lee]
adjective
infested with weevils.
Also, weevilly, weeviled, weevilled [wee-vuhld] .


Origin:
1750–60; weevil + -y1

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weevil (ˈwiːvɪl)
 
n
1.  See also boll weevil Also called: snout beetle any beetle of the family Curculionidae, having an elongated snout (rostrum): they are pests, feeding on plants and plant products
2.  pea weevil, Also called: bean weevil any of various beetles of the family Bruchidae (or Lariidae), the larvae of which live in the seeds of leguminous plants
3.  any of various similar or related beetles
 
[Old English wifel; related to Old High German wibil; compare Old Norse tordӯfill dungbeetle]
 
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