dried-fruit beetle

[ drahyd-froot ]
/ ˈdraɪdˈfrut /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. dribble,
  2. driblet,
  3. dribs and drabs,
  4. driech,
  5. dried,
  6. dried-up,
  7. driegh,
  8. drier,
  9. dries,
  10. driesch

Origin of dried-fruit beetle

First recorded in 1915–20

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