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rose chafer

rose chafer

noun

Definition of ROSE CHAFER

:  a common North American scarab beetle (Macrodactylus subspinosus) that feeds on plant roots as a larva and on leaves and flowers (as of rose or grapevines) as an adult —called also rose bug

First Known Use of ROSE CHAFER

1704

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