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white-fringed beetle

[hwahyt-frinjd, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌfrɪndʒd, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
any of several weevils of the genus Graphognathus, native to South America and now of southeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., whose larvae feed on roots and cause serious damage to a wide variety of plants.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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