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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.
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(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]
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any of certain scarab beetles, esp. the European species, Melolontha melolontha, which is destructive to forest trees.
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|Noun||1.||cockchafer - 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
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cockchafer[ˈkɒkˌtʃeɪfəʳ] N → abejorro m
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n → Maikäfer m
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cockchafer[ˈkɒkˌtʃeɪfəʳ] n → maggiolino
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