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khapra beetle

[ kah-pruh, kap-ruh ]
/ ˈkɑ prə, ˈkæp rə /
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noun
a tiny cosmopolitan beetle, Trogoderma granarium, that is a pest of stored grain and other dried organic matter.
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Origin of khapra beetle

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Hindi khaprā “destroyer” + beetle1

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