[ drahyd-froot ]
/ ˈdraɪdˈfrut /
a small beetle, Carpophilus hemipterus, of worldwide distribution, that infests ripe, dried, and fermenting fruits, especially figs and dates.
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Origin of dried-fruit beetle
First recorded in 1915–20
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