larder beetle


noun

a black beetle, Dermestes lardarius, the larvae of which feed on dried meats, hides, furs, etc.

Nearby words

  1. lard oil,
  2. lard pig,
  3. lardaceous,
  4. lardass,
  5. larder,
  6. lardner,
  7. lardner, ring,
  8. lardon,
  9. lardy,
  10. lardy cake

Origin of larder beetle

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for larder beetle

larder beetle

noun

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