dried-fruit beetle

[ drahyd-froot ]

  1. a small beetle, Carpophilus hemipterus, of worldwide distribution, that infests ripe, dried, and fermenting fruits, especially figs and dates.

Origin of dried-fruit beetle

First recorded in 1915–20

Words Nearby dried-fruit beetle

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