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carpet beetle

n.
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.

carpet beetle

or

carpet bug

n
(Animals) any of various beetles of the genus Anthrenus, the larvae of which feed on carpets, furnishing fabrics, etc: family Dermestidae

car′pet bee`tle


n.
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`.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpet beetle - small beetle whose larvae are household pests feeding on woolen fabricscarpet 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
Anthrenus scrophulariae, buffalo carpet beetle - a small black and red and white carpet beetle
black carpet beetle - a carpet beetle that is solid black in color
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