furniture beetle

noun

Definition of furniture beetle

: a widespread beetle (Anobium punctatum of the family Anobiidae) that bores in and damages furniture and seasoned wood

Examples of furniture beetle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bright green lighting fixtures hanging throughout the facility trap and kill dangerous enemies like the common furniture beetle. New York Times, 12 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of furniture beetle

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Furniture beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furniture%20beetle. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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