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

  • n. Any of various small beetles of the genera Anthrenus and Attagenus having larvae that are injurious to fabrics and furs. Also called buffalo bug.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small beetle (Anthrenus scrophulariæ), which, in the larval state, does great damage to carpets and other woolen goods; -- also called buffalo bug.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A popular name of Anthrenus scrophulariæ, a beetle of the family Dermestidæ: so called from its destructiveness to carpets and other woolen fabrics.

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

  • n. small beetle whose larvae are household pests feeding on woolen fabrics


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