Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

rose chafer

noun
  1. a tan scarabaeid beetle, Macrodactylus subspinosis, that feeds on the flowers and foliage of roses, grapes, peach trees, etc.
Show More

Origin of rose chafer

First recorded in 1695–1705
Also called rose beetle.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for rose chafer

Historical Examples of rose chafer

  • The Rose-chafer, the Common Cockchafer are but small deer for him.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

    Jean Henri Fabre


British Dictionary definitions for rose chafer

rose chafer

rose beetle

noun
  1. a British scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata, that has a greenish-golden body with a metallic lustre and feeds on plants
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012