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cucumber beetle

noun
  1. any leaf beetle of the genus Diabrotica and related genera that feeds on cucumbers and other plants of the gourd family and is a vector of cucurbit wilt.
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Origin of cucumber beetle

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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