cucumber beetle

noun

Definition of cucumber beetle

: any of several leaf beetles that are especially injurious to cucumbers and squashes, attacking the leaves as adults and the roots and stems as larvae — see spotted cucumber beetle, striped cucumber beetle — compare corn rootworm

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“Cucumber beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cucumber%20beetle. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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