any of various beetles (esp. family Scarabaeidae) that feed on plants, as the cockchafer or rose chafer
Origin of chaferMiddle English from Old English ceafor (orig. sense probably “devourer”) from Indo-European base an unverified form ?ebh-, jaw, mouth, devour from source jowl, German kiefer, jaw, Irish gob, mouth
Any of various plant-eating scarab beetles, such as the rose chafer.
Origin of chaferMiddle English a kind of beetle from Old English ceafor
chafe + -er
- Any of several scarab beetles, including the cockchafer, leaf chafer and rose chafer