Cockchafer meaning

kŏk'chā'fər
Any of several large European scarab beetles of the genus Melolontha, especially M. melolontha, having larvae that damage plant roots and adults that feed on leaves.
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Any of several large European scarab beetles whose grubs live in the soil and feed on the roots of plants.
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Any of the large European beetles from the genus Melolontha that are destructive to vegetation.
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Origin of cockchafer

  • Possibly cock chafer
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition