bean weevil

noun
larvae live in and feed on growing or stored beans
Hypernyms: ↑seed beetle, ↑seed weevil
Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthoscelides, ↑genus Acanthoscelides

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noun
: any of several small weevils that deposit their eggs in the pods of beans and peas, the larva burrowing in and feeding on the seed; specifically : a mottled olive-brown weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus) native to America but now a cosmopolitan pest of growing and stored beans

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a seed beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus, the larvae of which live in and feed on growing or stored beans.
[1865-70, Amer.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Bean weevil — Bean Bean (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be[ a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b[ o]nne, Sw. b[ o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bean weevil — ☆ bean weevil n. any of a family (Bruchidae) of small, hardy beetles (esp. Acanthoscelides obtectus) whose larvae feed inside seeds, esp. beans and peas; seed beetle …   English World dictionary

  • Bean weevil — Taxobox name = Bean weevils image width = 250px image caption = Acanthoscelides obtectus regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera subordo = Polyphaga infraordo = Cucujiformia superfamilia = Chrysomeloidea familia …   Wikipedia

  • bean weevil — a seed beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus, the larvae of which live in and feed on growing or stored beans. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • broad-bean weevil — noun : a destructive weevil (Bruchus rufimanus) that feeds on broad beans and other vetch seeds …   Useful english dictionary

  • coffee-bean weevil — noun : a small stocky dark brown weevil (Araecerus fasciculatus) prob. native to India but now nearly cosmopolitan in warm regions where it feeds and breeds in a great variety of products (as dried fruits, coffee beans, grains, or cornstalks …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bean — (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be[ a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b[ o]nne, Sw. b[ o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the genera {Faba},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bean aphis — Bean Bean (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be[ a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b[ o]nne, Sw. b[ o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bean fly — Bean Bean (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be[ a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b[ o]nne, Sw. b[ o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bean goose — Bean Bean (b[=e]n), n. [OE. bene, AS. be[ a]n; akin to D. boon, G. bohne, OHG. p[=o]na, Icel. baun, Dan. b[ o]nne, Sw. b[ o]na, and perh. to Russ. bob, L. faba.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to the seed of certain leguminous herbs, chiefly of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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