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Any of various small dermestid beetles of the genera Anthrenus and Attagenus, having larvae that are destructive to wool carpets, fur, leather, and other organic material.
(Animals) any of various beetles of the genus Anthrenus, the larvae of which feed on carpets, furnishing fabrics, etc: family Dermestidae
any of several small beetles of the family Dermestidae, the larvae of which feed on fur and wool fabrics, esp. rugs.Also called car′pet bug`.
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|Noun||1.||carpet beetle - small beetle whose larvae are household pests feeding on woolen fabrics|
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
black carpet beetle - a carpet beetle that is solid black in color