European chafer

noun

Definition of European chafer

: an Old World beetle (Rhizotragus majalis synonym Amphimallon majalis) established in parts of eastern North America where its larva is a destructive pest on the roots of turf grasses

First Known Use of European chafer

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“European chafer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European%20chafer. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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