a European weevil, Hypera postica, now also widely distributed in North America, that is an important pest, primarily of alfalfa, in both the larval and adult stages.
But it has in this country worse relatives even than the alfalfa weevil.
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a plant, Medicago sativa, of the legume family, usually having bluish-purple flowers, originating in the Near East and widely cultivated as a forage crop. Contemporary Examples A small flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, known as alfalfa. Obama’s Organic Game Eve Conant October 14, 2011 The alfalfa Club dinner crowd in tiaras was the […]
(Flavio) Eloy [flah-vyaw-e-loi] /ˈflɑ vyɔ ɛˈlɔɪ/ (Show IPA), 1864–1912, Ecuadorian political leader: president 1897–1901, 1907–11. Contemporary Examples After a worker called 911, Alfaro says the plant manager, Michael Leblanc, gathered up the workers to scare them straight. Walmart “Unable to Substantiate” Forced Labor Claims at Seafood Supplier Aram Roston June 13, 2012 Historical Examples And […]
the domain of elves. Historical Examples In spite of the cloud that hung over Asgard all was fair and peaceful in Alfheim. The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary The road from Alfheim to Svartheim is not as long as you would be apt to imagine. The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary Alfheim the gods to […]
a male given name, form of . Contemporary Examples A year later, he starred in Alfie, playing a man who beds every woman in sight. Michael Caine Tells His Life Straight Jacob Bernstein October 24, 2010 I would have to say that the importance of what “Alfie” says, its meaning. Burt Bacharach: How I Write […]