[ kuh-del ]
/ kəˈdɛl /
a small, blackish beetle, Tenebroides mauritanicus, that feeds, as both larva and adult, on stored grain and on other insects.
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Origin of cadelle
1860–65; <French <Provençal cadello<Latin catellus,catella puppy, equivalent to cat(ulus) young of an animal + -ellus, -ella diminutive suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for cadelle
Mme. Cadelle's face had become somewhat anxious, and for over a minute she seemed to hesitate.
But, if it was a weapon he had gone for, it was not for the one which Marius and Mme. Cadelle supposed.
British Dictionary definitions for cadelle
/ (kəˈdɛl) /
a widely distributed beetle, Tenebroides mauritanicus, that feeds on flour, grain, and other stored foods, as well as on other insects: family Trogositidae
Word Origin for cadelle
French, from Provençal cadello, from Latin catellus a little dog
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