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Any of various plant-eating scarab beetles, such as the rose chafer.

[Middle English, a kind of beetle, from Old English ceafor.]


(Animals) any of various scarabaeid beetles, such as the cockchafer and rose chafer
[Old English ceafor; related to Old Saxon kevera, Old High German chevar]


(ˈtʃeɪ fər)

any of various scarab beetles that are pests of plants, as the cockchafer and rose chafer.
[before 1000; Middle English cheaffer, chaver, Old English ceofor; akin to Old Saxon, Middle Dutch kever, Old High German chevar(o)]


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Neither the chafers, the toads, nor the earth-worms, whom they asked about it could give them any information--none of them had been boiled or laid on a silver dish.
Carol: They are after chafer beetle grubs that live in the top inches of your nan's lawn and feed on grass roots.
REBECCA HAMPTON, VIA EMAIL ATHEY are after chafer beetle grubs that live in the top inches of your nan's lawn and feed on grass roots.
Thanks Lorraine Hobbs, by email Hi Lorraine It sounds like you have a chafer grub infestation.
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Key statement: Provided is a pneumatic radial tire having a rubber chafer arranged on the carcass ply in a contacting area of a bead portion with a rim; a bead filler arranged radially outside on the bead core and a side rubber extending along an outer surface of the carcass in each a side wall portion.
Susceptibility of Japanese beetle, oriental beetle, and European chafer (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) to halofenozide, and insect growth.
Abrao has recently introduced the modern stainless steel Multi-Chef Warmer with a reversible two-height burner stand to accommodate a full-size chafer water pan as well as food pans.
Phyllis Chafer is the author the New Anti-Semitism: The (Current (Crisis and What We Must Do About It and an emerita professor of psychology and women V studies at the City University of New York.
Like all tires in the Continental Generation 3 truck tire range, the Conti EcoPlus HT3 trailer tire has a retreadable and regroovable premium casing with steel cord chafer enhanced beads and the patented AirKeepA inner liner to prevent gradual loss of inflation pressure.
A study from the University of Guelph showed that infestations of wireworms and European chafer grubs in corn were the cause of loss, and was directly related to the lack of use of neonicotinoids.
The distorter of placement, the chafer of necks, the twister of thumbs, but above all, the displayer of the ballerina's legs.