black beetle

1 of 2

noun (1)

: either of two glossy black burrowing beetles that are very destructive to turf and certain cultivated plants in Australia:
: a beetle (Heteronychus sanctae-helenae) that was accidentally introduced from Africa
: a native beetle (Metanastes vulgivagus)


2 of 2

noun (2)

chiefly British
: oriental cockroach

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“Black beetle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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