A small brown or black beetle (Tenebroides mauritanicus) that is a pest of stored grain.
The larva or adult of a small, shiny, black beetle (Tenebroides mauritanicus) harmful to grain.
Origin of cadelle
- French from Provençal cadello from Latin catella feminine of catellus puppy from catulus the young of animals kat- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition