rose beetle

Origin of rose beetle

First recorded in 1775–85

Words Nearby rose beetle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rose beetle in a sentence

  • The rose-beetle (Cetonia aurata), Rsel informs us he fed with fruit and moist white bread for as long a period.

  • The rose beetle frequents roses especially, of which it eats the petals and the stamens.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • In Russia the rose beetle is considered a very efficacious remedy for hydrophobia.

    The Insect World | Louis Figuier
  • The rose-beetle turned his fan-shaped feelers to one side and let a ray of sunlight glide over them.

  • The same, keeping on the watch for all previous insects but the rose beetle; this will have left.

    The Garden, You, and I | Mabel Osgood Wright