meal beetle

meal beetle
noun a dark brown beetle which is a pest of stored grain and cereal products. [Tenebrio molitor.]

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  • Meal beetle — Meal Meal, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[ o]l, SW. mj[ o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my lh mill, and E. mill.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meal beetle — noun : the adult of the mealworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meal — Meal, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[ o]l, SW. mj[ o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my lh mill, and E. mill. [root]108 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meal moth — Meal Meal, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[ o]l, SW. mj[ o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my lh mill, and E. mill.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meal worm — Meal Meal, n. [OE. mele, AS. melu, melo; akin to D. meel, G. mehl, OHG. melo, Icel. mj[ o]l, SW. mj[ o]l, Dan. meel, also to D. malen to grind, G. mahlen, OHG., OS., & Goth. malan, Icel. mala, W. malu, L. molere, Gr. my lh mill, and E. mill.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meal — 1. n. 1 an occasion when food is eaten. 2 the food eaten on one occasion. Phrases and idioms: make a meal of 1 treat (a task etc.) too laboriously or fussily. 2 consume as a meal. meals on wheels Brit. a service by which meals are delivered to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • meal|worm — meal worm, or meal|worm «MEEL WURM», noun. a beetle larva that feeds on flour and meal. Meal worms are raised as food for cage birds …   Useful english dictionary

  • meal worm — meal worm, or meal|worm «MEEL WURM», noun. a beetle larva that feeds on flour and meal. Meal worms are raised as food for cage birds …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Black carpet beetle — Taxobox | name = Black carpet beetle regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera familia = Dermestidae genus = Attagenus species = A. unicolor binomial = Attagenus unicolor binomial authority = (Brahm, 1791)Carpet… …   Wikipedia

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