Museum beetle
Museum Mu*se"um, n. [L., a temple of the Muses, hence, a place of study, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? a Muse.] A repository or a collection of natural, scientific, or literary curiosities, or of works of art. [1913 Webster]

{Museum beetle}, {Museum pest}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Anthrenus}. [1913 Webster]


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