Any of numerous beetles of the superfamily Curculionoidea, especially the snout beetles, that characteristically have a downward-curving snout and are destructive to nuts, fruits, stems, and roots.
Any of various families of beetles (esp. Curculionidae) having the head prolonged into a projecting beak that usually curves downward, and including many pest species that feed, esp. as larvae, on cotton, fruits, grain, etc.
Any of several similar but more distantly related beetles such as the biscuit weevil.
Origin of weevil
From Middle English wevel, from Old English wifel, from Proto-Germanic *wibilaz (compare Dutch tortwevel, Low German Scharnwevel, German Wiebel (“beetle, chafer")), from Proto-Indo-European *webÊ°el (compare Lithuanian vÃ£balas (“beetle, weevil"), dialectal Russian Ð²ÐµÐ±Ð»Ð¸Ñ†Ð° (veblica, “intestinal worm")), from Proto-Indo-European *webÊ°-, *hâ‚webÊ°- (“to weave, wave"). More at weave and wave.