Mexican bean beetle

noun

: a spotted ladybug (Epilachna varivestis) that feeds on the leaves of beans

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mexican bean beetle was in 1920

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“Mexican bean beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mexican%20bean%20beetle. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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Mexican bean beetle

noun
: a spotted ladybug that feeds on the leaves of beans
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