khapra beetle
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu khaprā, literally, destroyer Date: 1928 a dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granarium) that is native to the Indian subcontinent and is now a serious pest of stored grain in most parts of the world

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  • khapra beetle — [kä′prə] n. [Hindi khaprā, lit., destroyer, akin to Sans kṣayati, (he) destroys < IE * gwhthei(e) , to swindle, destroy > Gr phthiein, to waste away] a dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granarium) native to S and SE Asia, now a destructive grain …   English World dictionary

  • Khapra beetle — Taxobox name = Khapra beetle image width = 200px image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera familia = Dermestidae genus = Trogoderma species = T. granarium binomial = Trogoderma granarium binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • khapra beetle — ˈkä]prə, ˈka] noun Etymology: Hindi khaprā, literally, destroyer, from Sanskrit kṣapayati he destroys; akin to Sanskrit kṣiṇoti he destroys more at phthisis : a dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granarium) native to the Indian subcontinent and now… …   Useful english dictionary

  • khapra beetle — /kah preuh, kap reuh/ a tiny cosmopolitan beetle, Trogoderma granarium, that is a pest of stored grain and other dried organic matter. [1925 30; < Hindi khapra lit., destroyer] * * * …   Universalium

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