|(Zool.)||a small flea-beetle (Haltica, striolata syn. Phyllotreta striolata), which feeds upon the turnip, and often seriously injures it. It is black with a stripe of yellow on each elytron. The name is also applied to several other small insects which are injurious to turnips. See Illust. under Flea-beetle.|
See also: Turnip
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.