cigarette beetle


noun

a small cylindrical beetle, Lasioderma serricorne, that is a pest, especially of dried tobacco.

Nearby words

  1. cigar,
  2. cigar flower,
  3. cigar store,
  4. cigar-store indian,
  5. cigarette,
  6. cigarette card,
  7. cigarette drain,
  8. cigarette end,
  9. cigarette girl,
  10. cigarette holder

Origin of cigarette beetle

First recorded in 1890–95

Also called tobacco beetle, tow bug.

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