- a small, grayish weevil (Anthonomus grandis) with a long snout, whose larvae, when hatched in the immature bolls of cotton plants, destroy the bolls
- Slang a conservative Democratic politician from a state of the Southern U.S.
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- A small gray or brown weevil (Anthonomus grandis) of southern North America and Central America that damages cotton crops by laying eggs in and feeding on buds and bolls.
- Informal A conservative white Southern Democrat in the US House of Representatives, especially during the second half of the 20th century.