rose-chafer

rose chafer

noun
a tan scarabaeid beetle, Macrodactylus subspinosis, that feeds on the flowers and foliage of roses, grapes, peach trees, etc.
Also called rose beetle.


Origin:
1695–1705

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rose chafer or rose beetle
 
n
a British scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata, that has a greenish-golden body with a metallic lustre and feeds on plants
 
rose beetle or rose beetle
 
n

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