Any of various weevils; especially; one that injures fruit. Fruit weevil.
ETYM Old Eng. wivel, wevil, AS. wifel, wibil; akin to OD. wevel, Old High Germ. wibil, wibel, German wiebel, wibel, and probably to Lith. vabalas beetle, and Eng. weave. Related to Weave.
Any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; esp. snout weevils and seed weevils.
Any of a superfamily (Curculionoidea) of beetles, usually less than 6 mm/0.25 in long, and with a head prolonged into a downward beak, which is used for boring into plant stems and trees for feeding.
The larvae are usually white and the adults green, black, or brown. The grain weevil Sitophilus granarius is a serious pest of stored grain and the boll weevil Anthonomus grandis damages cotton crops.
Fitilj na uljanoj svetiljci.