Origin of rose beetle
First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for rose beetle
She knew very well he was not a rose-beetle; he was a dung-beetle.
The rose-beetle (Cetonia aurata), Rsel informs us he fed with fruit and moist white bread for as long a period.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
The rose-beetle turned his fan-shaped feelers to one side and let a ray of sunlight glide over them.
You let me think you were a rose-beetle and yesterday the snail told me you are a tumble-bug.