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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a beetle (Trichodes apiarius) parasitic in beehives.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A European beetle, Trichodes apiarius, of the family Cleridæ, red and blue in color, which destroys the larvæ of the honey-bee. Other species of the same genus live in the nests of wild bees.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. European beetle; infests beehives

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