Weevil definitions

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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.
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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.
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Any of several small herbivorous beetles in the superfamily Curculionoidea. Many of them have a distinctive snout.
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Any of several small herbivorous beetles in the family Curculionidae belonging to the superfamily Curculionoidea.
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Any of several similar but more distantly related beetles such as the biscuit weevil.
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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 vãbalas (“beetle, weevil"), dialectal Russian веблица (veblica, “intestinal worm")), from Proto-Indo-European *webÊ°-, *h₁webÊ°- (“to weave, wave"). More at weave and wave.