Boll Weevil

Sunday, July 15, 2007

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.

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