khapra beetle

noun
khap·​ra beetle | \ ˈka-prə- How to pronounce khapra beetle (audio) , ˈkä- How to pronounce khapra beetle (audio) \

Definition of khapra beetle

: a dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granarium) that is native to the Indian subcontinent and is now a serious pest of stored grain in most parts of the world

First Known Use of khapra beetle

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for khapra beetle

Hindi & Urdu khaprā, literally, destroyer

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