elm bark beetle
noun Date: circa 1909 either of two beetles (family Scolytidae) that are vectors for the fungus causing Dutch elm disease: a. one (Hylurgopinus rufipes) native to eastern North America b. one (Scolytus multistriatus) introduced from Europe into eastern North America

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • elm bark beetle — ☆ elm bark beetle n. the bark boring beetle (Scolytus multistriatus) that feeds on the bark of elm trees and carries Dutch elm disease …   English World dictionary

  • elm bark beetle — noun : either of two beetles that are vectors of the fungus which causes Dutch elm disease: a. : a native beetle (Hylurgopinus rufipes) of eastern No. America b. : a smaller European beetle (Scolytus multistriatus) that has become established in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • elm bark beetle — 1. Also called smaller European elm bark beetle. a shiny, dark reddish brown bark beetle, Scolytus multistriatus, originating in Europe and now widespread in the U.S.: the primary vector of Dutch elm disease. 2. Also called native elm bark beetle …   Universalium

  • elm bark beetle — elm′ bark bee tle n. 1) ent a shiny, dark reddish brown European bark beetle, Scolytus multistriatus, now widespread in the U.S.: the primary vector of Dutch elm disease 2) ent a bark beetle, Hylurgopinus opaculus, of E North America, that also… …   From formal English to slang

  • smaller European elm bark beetle — noun Date: circa 1945 elm bark beetle b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • native elm bark beetle. — See elm bark beetle (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • smaller European elm bark beetle. — See elm bark beetle (def. 1). [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • smaller european elm bark beetle — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st E : elm bark beetle b …   Useful english dictionary

  • native elm bark beetle. — See elm bark beetle (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • smaller European elm bark beetle. — See elm bark beetle (def. 1). [1940 45] …   Useful english dictionary

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