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Japanese beetle

noun

Simple Definition of Japanese beetle

  • : a small green and brown beetle that is originally from Asia and that causes damage to plants in the U.S.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Japanese beetle

  1. :  a small metallic green and brown scarab beetle (Popillia japonica) that has been introduced into eastern North America from Japan and as a grub feeds on the roots of grasses and decaying vegetation and as an adult eats foliage and fruits

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1900

First Known Use of japanese beetle

1900


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