• synonyms

May beetle

  1. June bug(def 1).
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Origin of May beetle

First recorded in 1710–20
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Examples from the Web for may beetle

Historical Examples

  • The remainder belong to several more or less harmful families, of which the May-beetle family (Scarabid) amount to 10.17 per cent.

    Food Habits of the Thrushes of the United States

    F. E. L. Beal

British Dictionary definitions for may beetle

May beetle

May bug

  1. another name for cockchafer, June bug
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