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

  • n. A beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, having a brown or black body and feeding on decaying vegetation, living plants, or stored grain. It is found in a variety of habitats, including deserts. Also called tenebrionid.

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  • n. sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or grain

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