elm bark beetle

noun

Definition of elm bark beetle 

: either of two beetles (family Scolytidae) that are vectors for the fungus causing Dutch elm disease:

a : one (Hylurgopinus rufipes) native to eastern North America

b : one (Scolytus multistriatus) introduced from Europe into eastern North America

First Known Use of elm bark beetle

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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