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engraver beetle

noun
Origin of engraver beetle
1895-1900
1895-1900; so called because its boring resembles engraving
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  • Mr. and Mrs. engraver-beetle make a long tunnel under the bark.

    Little Busybodies Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody

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