bollweevil
boll weevil n.
1. A small, grayish, long-snouted beetle (Anthonomus grandis) of Mexico and the southern United States, having adults that puncture cotton buds and larvae that hatch in and damage cotton bolls.
2. Informal. A conservative white Southern Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Boll Weevil Eradication Program — The Boll Weevil Eradication Program is a program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that has sought to eradicate the boll weevil in the cotton growing areas of the United States. It is one of the world s most… …   Wikipedia

  • Beetle — Beetles redirects here. For the band, see The Beatles. For the car, see Volkswagen Beetle. This article is about the insect. For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). Beetle Temporal range: 318–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Boll weevil — For other uses, see Boll weevil (disambiguation). Boll Weevil Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Anderson Hills Tornado — Infobox tornado single | name=Anderson Hills Tornado image location=Anderson Hills Tornado (1995).jpg date=May 18, 1995 time=5:33 6:21 p.m. fujitascale=F4 total damages (USD)= total fatalities=1 area affected=Alabama| Note: The following is… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”