European chafer
noun Date: 1947 an Old World beetle (Rhizotragus majalis syn. Amphimallon majalis) established in parts of eastern North America where its larva is a destructive pest on the roots of turf grasses

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  • European chafer — Rhizotrogus majalis Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • european chafer — noun Usage: usually capitalized E : an Old World May beetle (Amphimallon majalis) now established in parts of eastern No. America where the larvae are a destructive pest feeding on the roots of turf grasses * * * a scarab beetle, Amphimallon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • European chafer — a scarab beetle, Amphimallon majalis. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rose chafer — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose chafer — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose chafer — noun 1. a common metallic green European beetle: larvae feed on plant roots and adults on leaves and flowers of e.g. roses • Syn: ↑rose beetle, ↑Cetonia aurata • Hypernyms: ↑scarabaeid beetle, ↑scarabaeid, ↑scarabaean • Member H …   Useful english dictionary

  • garden chafer — noun : a European beetle (Phyllopertha horticola) that resembles a scarab and feeds on the blossoms and leaves of fruit trees and rosebushes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anastatica Hierochuntica — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cabbage rose — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catherine wheel — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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