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rose chafer

noun

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


rose chafer

noun

  1. a British scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata , that has a greenish-golden body with a metallic lustre and feeds on plants


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rose chafer1

First recorded in 1695–1705

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Example Sentences

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

There is a brown beetle called the rose chafer, which eats the flower itself.

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