rose chafer

noun

: a common North American scarab beetle (Macrodactylus subspinosus) that feeds on plant roots as a larva and on leaves and flowers (as of rose or grapevines) as an adult

called also rose bug

Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose chafer was in 1827

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“Rose chafer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20chafer. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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