bacon beetle
Dermestes Der*mes"tes, n. [NL., from Gr. dermhsth`s; de`rma skin + root of ? to eat.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of coleopterous insects, the larv[ae] of which feed animal substances. They are very destructive to dries meats, skins, woolens, and furs. The most common species is {Dermestes lardarius}, known as the {bacon beetle}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bacon — Ba con, n. [OF. bacon, fr. OHG. bacho, bahho, flitch of bacon, ham; akin to E. back. Cf. Back the back side.] The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh. [1913 Webster] {Bacon beetle} (Zo[ o]l.), a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dermestes lardarius — Bacon Ba con, n. [OF. bacon, fr. OHG. bacho, bahho, flitch of bacon, ham; akin to E. back. Cf. Back the back side.] The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the flesh of a pig salted or fresh. [1913 Webster] {Bacon beetle} (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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