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Palm weevil

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Palm weevil (Zoöl) any one of mumerous species of very large weevils of the genus Rhynchophorus. The larvæ bore into palm trees, and are called palm borers, and grugru worms. They are considered excellent food.
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Usage

In literature:

Many of the flesh flies, gnats, ants, palm-tree weevils and locusts are in this category.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
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In news:

Texas coastal palms at risk from weevil.
Palms in Texas may be in trouble now thanks to the introduction of the South American palm weevil .
The red palm weevil that was found in Laguna beach is considered the world's worst pest of palms, and it has spread through much of Europe and Asia and other parts of the world.
Palms in Texas may be in trouble now thanks to the introduction of the South American palm weevil.
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