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rose chafer

noun
1.
a tan scarabaeid beetle, Macrodactylus subspinosis, that feeds on the flowers and foliage of roses, grapes, peach trees, etc.
Also called rose beetle.
Origin of rose chafer
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705
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rose chafer

noun
1.
a British scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata, that has a greenish-golden body with a metallic lustre and feeds on plants
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