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dried-fruit beetle

[drahyd-froot] /ˈdraɪdˈfrut/
noun
1.
a small beetle, Carpophilus hemipterus, of worldwide distribution, that infests ripe, dried, and fermenting fruits, especially figs and dates.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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