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cockchafer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockchafer  \Cock"chaf`er\,  n.  [See  {Chafer}  the  beetle.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  beetle  of  the  genus  {Melolontha}  (esp.  {M.  vulgaris})  and 
  allied  genera;  --  called  also  {May  bug},  {chafer},  or 
  {dorbeetle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cockchafer 
  n  :  any  of  various  large  European  beetles  destructive  to 
  vegetation  as  both  larvae  and  adult  [syn:  {May  bug},  {May 
  beetle},  {Melolontha  melolontha}] 




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