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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.]
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(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]
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(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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