potato bug
Colorado beetle Col`o*ra"do bee"tle (Zo["o]l.) A yellowish beetle ({Doryphora decemlineata}), with ten longitudinal, black, dorsal stripes. It has migrated eastwards from its original habitat in Colorado, and is very destructive to the potato plant; -- called also {potato beetle} and {potato bug}. See {Potato beetle}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Potato bug — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato bug — may refer to:*Jerusalem cricket, an insect *Woodlouse crustacean, or more specifically, Armadillidiidae or pillbugSee also: * Potato beetle …   Wikipedia

  • potato bug — noun black and yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide • Syn: ↑Colorado potato beetle, ↑Colorado beetle, ↑potato beetle, ↑Leptinotarsa decemlineata • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • potato bug — noun Date: 1799 Colorado potato beetle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • potato bug — n. woodlouse, blackand yellow beetle that feeds on potato leaves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • potato bug — noun a) The Colorado beetle b) The woodlouse …   Wiktionary

  • Potato — Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato beetle — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato fly — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Potato rot — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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