May beetle
June June, n. [L. Junius: cf. F. Juin. So called either from Junius, the name of a Roman gens, or from Juno, the goddess.] The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days. [1913 Webster]

And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

{June beetle}, {June bug} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large brown beetles of the genus {Lachnosterna} and related genera; -- so called because they begin to fly, in the northern United States, about the first of June. The larv[ae] of the June beetles live under ground, and feed upon the roots of grasses and other plants. Called also {May bug} or {May beetle}.

{June grass} (Bot.), a New England name for Kentucky blue grass. See {Blue glass}, and Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]


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  • May beetle — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May beetle — noun 1. any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult • Syn: ↑cockchafer, ↑May bug, ↑Melolontha melolontha • Hypernyms: ↑melolonthid beetle • Member Holonyms: ↑Melolontha, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • may-beetle — n.; (also may bug) Cockchafer, dor, dor bug, tree beetle, dor beetle, dor fly, dummador …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • May beetle. — See June bug (def. 1). [1710 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • May beetle. — See June bug (def. 1). [1710 20] …   Useful english dictionary

  • May — May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or springtime …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May apple — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May bug — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May Day — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May dew — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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