boll weevil definition

  • noun:
    • a little, grayish, long-snouted beetle (Anthonomus grandis) of Mexico and the south United States, having adults that puncture cotton buds and larvae that hatch in and harm cotton fiber bolls.
    • casual A conservative white Southern Democrat in U.S. home of Representatives.
    • beetle calculating a typical period of six millimeters (ΒΌ inch), which nourishes on cotton buds and flowers, indigenous to Central The united states
    • greyish weevil that lays its eggs in cotton fiber bolls destroying the cotton

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