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khapra beetle

[kah-pruh, kap-ruh] /ˈkɑ prə, ˈkæp rə/
noun
1.
a tiny cosmopolitan beetle, Trogoderma granarium, that is a pest of stored grain and other dried organic matter.
Origin of khapra beetle
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30, khapra beetle is from the Hindi word khaprā literally, destroyer
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