European chafer

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of European chafer was in 1947

Dictionary Entries Near European chafer

Cite this Entry

“European chafer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European%20chafer. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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