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khapra beetle

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noun khap·ra beetle \ˈka-prə-, ˈkä-\

Definition of khapra beetle

  1. :  a dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granarium) that is native to the Indian subcontinent and is now a serious pest of stored grain in most parts of the world



Origin of khapra beetle

Hindi & Urdu khaprā, literally, destroyer


First Known Use: 1928


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