May bug
Cockchafer Cock"chaf`er, n. [See {Chafer} the beetle.] (Zo["o]l.) A beetle of the genus {Melolontha} (esp. {Melolontha vulgaris}) and allied genera; -- called also {May bug}, {chafer}, or {dorbeetle}. [1913 Webster]

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

  • May bug — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • may-bug — n. See may beetle …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • May bug — noun another term for cockchafer …   English new terms dictionary

  • may-bug —  the brown cock chafer. Kent …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • May-bug — …   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 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

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