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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various large North American scarabaeid beetles of the subfamily Melolonthinae, appearing in late spring and having larvae that are destructive to vegetation. Also called June bug, May beetle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of several species of large brown beetles of the genus Lachnosterna and related genera; -- so called because they begin to fly, in the northern United States, about the first of June. The larv├Ž of the June beetles live under ground, and feed upon the roots of grasses and other plants. Called also May bug or May beetle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as June-bug.

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

  • n. any of various large usually brown North American leaf-eating beetles common in late spring; the larvae feed on roots of grasses etc.

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