Museum pest
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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  • 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[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pest — /pest/, n. 1. an annoying or troublesome person, animal, or thing; nuisance. 2. an insect or other small animal that harms or destroys garden plants, trees, etc. 3. a deadly epidemic disease, esp. a plague; pestilence. [1545 55; < L pestis… …   Universalium

  • Pest — /pest/; Hung. /pesht/, n. See under Budapest. * * * Any organism, usually an animal, judged as a threat to humans. Most pests either compete with humans for natural resources or transmit disease to humans, their crops, or their livestock.… …   Universalium

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  • Große Pest — Ausbreitung der Pandemie in Europa zwischen 1347 und 1351 Als Schwarzer Tod wird die große europäische Pandemie von 1347 bis 1353 bezeichnet, die geschätzte 25 Millionen Todesopfer – ein Drittel der damaligen europäischen Bevölkerung – forderte.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • National Museum of Natural History — For the museum in Manhattan, see American Museum of Natural History. This article is about the museum in Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see National Museum of Natural History (disambiguation). Coordinates: 38°53′29″N 77°01′33″W …   Wikipedia

  • Lower Saxony State Museum — The Lower Saxony State Museum in Hanover. The Lower Saxony State Museum (German: Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover) is a museum in Hanover, Germany. It is located opposite the New City Hall. The museum comprises the State Gallery… …   Wikipedia

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