from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small blackish beetle (Tenebroides mauritanicus), both the larval and adult forms of which damage stored grain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A French name of the larva of a beetle of the family Trogositidæ, the Trogosita mauritanica.
French, from Provençal cadello, from Latin catella, feminine of catellus, puppy, from catulus, the young of animals; see kat- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)