potato beetle

noun

Examples of potato beetle in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potato beetle was in 1861

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“Potato beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20beetle. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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