cadelle

noun
ca·​delle | \ kə-ˈdel How to pronounce cadelle (audio) \

Definition of cadelle

: a small cosmopolitan black beetle (Tenebroides mauritanicus) destructive to stored grain

First Known Use of cadelle

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cadelle

French, from Occitan cadello, from Latin catella, feminine of catellus little dog, diminutive of catulus young animal

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“Cadelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cadelle. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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