Black beetle
Beetle Bee"tle, n. [OE. bityl, bittle, AS. b[imac]tel, fr. b[imac]tan to bite. See {Bite}, v. t.] Any insect of the order Coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See {Coleoptera}. [1913 Webster]

{Beetle mite} (Zo["o]l.), one of many species of mites, of the family {Oribatid[ae]}, parasitic on beetles.

{Black beetle}, the common large black cockroach ({Blatta orientalis}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Black beetle — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black beetle — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : either of two glossy black burrowing beetles that are very destructive to turf and certain cultivated plants in Australia: a. : a beetle (Heteronychus sanctae helenae) that was accidentally introduced from Africa b. : a native… …   Useful english dictionary

  • black beetle — /blæk ˈbitl/ (say blak beetl) noun 1. a large black beetle, Heteronychus arator, introduced from South Africa, the larvae of which attack the roots of plants such as lawn grass, maize, etc. 2. NZ → Maori beetle …   Australian English dictionary

  • black beetle — Cockroach Cock roach, n. [Sp. cucaracha.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Blatta}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black beetle — noun Brit. informal the common cockroach …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Black — (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of light, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black act — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black and tan — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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