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larder beetle

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noun
  1. a black beetle, Dermestes lardarius, the larvae of which feed on dried meats, hides, furs, etc.

Origin of larder beetle

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for larder beetle

larder beetle

noun
  1. See dermestid
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