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