Definition of pea weevil in US English:

pea weevil


  • 1Any of several small beetles of the genus Bruchus (family Bruchidae) whose larvae infest and destroy pea plants, especially the North American B. pisorum, now found also in southern Europe and Britain.

  • 2= pea and bean weevil.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Dandridge Peck (1763–1822).