a small cylindrical beetle, Lasioderma serricorne, that is a pest, especially of dried tobacco.
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- cigar flower,
- cigar store,
- cigar-store indian,
- cigarette card,
- cigarette drain,
- cigarette end,
- cigarette girl,
- cigarette holder
Origin of cigarette beetle
First recorded in 1890–95
Also called tobacco beetle, tow bug.
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