from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small brown or black beetle (Tenebroides mauritanicus) that is a pest of stored grain.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A French name of the larva of a beetle of the family Trogositidæ, the Trogosita mauritanica.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from Provençal cadello, from Latin catella, feminine of catellus, puppy, from catulus, the young of animals; see kat- in Indo-European roots.]
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