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tortoise beetle

noun
1.
any of several turtle-shaped leaf beetles, as Chelymorpha cassidea (argus tortoise beetle or milkweed tortoise beetle) which resembles the ladybird beetle and feeds primarily on bindweed and milkweed.
Origin of tortoise beetle
1705-1715
1705-15
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tortoise beetle

noun
1.
a metallic-coloured leaf beetle of the genus Cassida, in which the elytra and terga cover the body like a shell
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