Khapra-beetle meaning

käprə, kăprə
A dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granurium) that is a destructive pest of stored grain, especially in South Asia and Africa.
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A dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granarium) native to S and Southeast Asia, now a destructive grain pest in much of the world.
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Origin of khapra-beetle

  • Hindi khaprā from khapnā to destroy ultimately from Sanskrit kṭāpayati he destroys

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition