Figeater
Figeater Fig"eat`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large beetle ({Allorhina nitida}) which in the Southern United States destroys figs. The elytra are velvety green with pale borders. (b) A bird. See {Figpecker}. [1913 Webster]

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  • figeater — ☆ figeater [fig′ēt΄ər] n. a large, green, velvety scarab beetle (Cotinis nitida) of the S U.S., the adults of which feed on ripe fruit; June bug …   English World dictionary

  • figeater — /fig ee teuhr/, n. See green June beetle. [1865 70, Amer.; FIG1 + EATER] * * * …   Universalium

  • figeater — noun large greenish June beetle of southern United States • Syn: ↑green June beetle • Hypernyms: ↑June beetle, ↑June bug, ↑May bug, ↑May beetle * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Figeater beetle — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Allorhina nitida — Figeater Fig eat er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large beetle ({Allorhina nitida}) which in the Southern United States destroys figs. The elytra are velvety green with pale borders. (b) A bird. See {Figpecker}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • green June beetle — noun large greenish June beetle of southern United States • Syn: ↑figeater • Hypernyms: ↑June beetle, ↑June bug, ↑May bug, ↑May beetle * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized J …   Useful english dictionary

  • June beetle — is the common name for several varieties of scarab beetles, including: * Phyllophaga (genus) , a genus of beetles in the family Scarabaeidae, also known as June bugs * the Green June beetle ( Cotinis nitida ) of the southeastern United States *… …   Wikipedia

  • June bug — can refer to: * Phyllophaga , a genus of beetles in the subfamily Melolonthinae of the family Scarabaeidae, also known as June bugs or June Beetles * the Green June beetle ( Cotinis nitida ) of the southeastern United States * Figeater beetle (… …   Wikipedia

  • Cotinis nitida — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Cotinis mutabilis —   Mayate Escarabajo verde de junio, Cotinis mutabilis …   Wikipedia Español

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