Colorado potato beetle

noun

Definition of Colorado potato beetle

: a black-and-yellow striped beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) that feeds on the leaves of the potato

called also potato beetle, potato bug

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Colorado potato beetle

First Known Use of Colorado potato beetle

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Colorado potato beetle

colorado, state of the U.S.

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The first known use of Colorado potato beetle was in 1866

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“Colorado potato beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Colorado%20potato%20beetle. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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