a snout beetle, Anthonomus grandis, that attacks the bolls of cotton.
Informal. (especially in the U.S. Congress) a Southern Democrat with conservative views who often votes with the Republicans as part of a Southern or conservative power bloc.
Historical Examples

Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
The Rural Life Problem of the United States Horace Curzon Plunkett
Perkins of Portland Ellis Parker Butler
Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory

a greyish weevil, Anthonomus grandis, of the southern US and Mexico, whose larvae live in and destroy cotton bolls See also weevil (sense 1)


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