cockchafer

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Related to Melolontha hippocastani: Melolontha melolontha, cockchafer, Melolontha pectoralis

cock·chaf·er

 (kŏk′chā′fər)
n.
Any of several large European scarab beetles of the genus Melolontha, especially M. melolontha, having larvae that damage plant roots and adults that feed on leaves.

[Possibly cock + chafer.]

cockchafer

(ˈkɒkˌtʃeɪfə)
n
(Animals) any of various Old World scarabaeid beetles, esp Melolontha melolontha of Europe, whose larvae feed on crops and grasses. Also called: May beetle or May bug
[C18: from cock1 + chafer]

cock•chaf•er

(ˈkɒkˌtʃeɪ fər)

n.
any of certain scarab beetles, esp. the European species, Melolontha melolontha, which is destructive to forest trees.
[1685–95; cock1 (with reference to its size) + chafer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cockchafer - any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adultcockchafer - any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult
melolonthid beetle - any of various beetles of the family (or subfamily) Melolonthidae
genus Melolontha, Melolontha - a genus of Melolonthidae
Translations

cockchafer

[ˈkɒkˌtʃeɪfəʳ] Nabejorro m

cockchafer

nMaikäfer m

cockchafer

[ˈkɒkˌtʃeɪfəʳ] nmaggiolino