ca·​delle kə-ˈdel How to pronounce cadelle (audio)
: a small cosmopolitan black beetle (Tenebroides mauritanicus) destructive to stored grain

Word History


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

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cadelle was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Cadelle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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