melolonthid

melolonthid [mel΄ō län′thid΄]
n.
< Gr mēlolonthē, cockchafer + -ID
any of various scarab beetles whose larvae feed chiefly on roots, including the cockchafers and June bugs
adj.
of these beetles

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  • melolonthid — [mel΄ō län′thid΄] n. [< Gr mēlolonthē, cockchafer + ID] any of various scarab beetles whose larvae feed chiefly on roots, including the cockchafers and June bugs adj. of these beetles …   English World dictionary

  • melolonthid — mel·o·lon·thid …   English syllables

  • melolonthid — I. |melə|län(t)thə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Melolonthidae : of or relating to the Melolonthidae II. noun ( s) Etymology: N …   Useful english dictionary

  • melolonthid beetle — noun any of various beetles of the family (or subfamily) Melolonthidae • Hypernyms: ↑scarabaeid beetle, ↑scarabaeid, ↑scarabaean • Hyponyms: ↑cockchafer, ↑May bug, ↑May beetle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Macrodactylus subspinosus — noun common North American beetle: larvae feed on roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. rose bushes or apple trees or grape vines • Syn: ↑rose chafer, ↑rose bug • Hypernyms: ↑melolonthid beetle • Member Holonyms: ↑Macrodactylus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • May beetle — noun 1. any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult • Syn: ↑cockchafer, ↑May bug, ↑Melolontha melolontha • Hypernyms: ↑melolonthid beetle • Member Holonyms: ↑Melolontha, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • May bug — noun 1. any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult • Syn: ↑cockchafer, ↑May beetle, ↑Melolontha melolontha • Hypernyms: ↑melolonthid beetle • Member Holonyms: ↑Melolontha, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Melolontha melolontha — noun any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult • Syn: ↑cockchafer, ↑May bug, ↑May beetle • Hypernyms: ↑melolonthid beetle • Member Holonyms: ↑Melolontha, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rose bug — noun common North American beetle: larvae feed on roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. rose bushes or apple trees or grape vines • Syn: ↑rose chafer, ↑Macrodactylus subspinosus • Hypernyms: ↑melolonthid beetle • Member Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rose chafer — noun 1. a common metallic green European beetle: larvae feed on plant roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. roses • Syn: ↑rose beetle, ↑Cetonia aurata • Hypernyms: ↑scarabaeid beetle, ↑scarabaeid, ↑scarabaean • Member H …   Useful english dictionary

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