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buffalo carpet beetle

noun
1.
See under carpet beetle.
Also called buffalobug
[buhf-uh-loh-buhg] /ˈbʌf ə loʊˌbʌg/ (Show IPA),
buffalo bug, buffalo moth.

carpet beetle

noun
1.
any of several small beetles of the family Dermestidae, the larvae of which are household pests, feeding on rugs and other woolen fabrics, especially Anthrenus scrophulariae (buffalo carpet beetle) and Attagenus piceus (black carpet beetle)
Also called carpet bug.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for buffalo carpet beetle

carpet beetle

noun
1.
any of various beetles of the genus Anthrenus, the larvae of which feed on carpets, furnishing fabrics, etc: family Dermestidae
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