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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beetle, Tenebrio molitor, which lives in all its stages on flour or farinaceous substances. The larva is an inch long, cylindrical, smooth and glossy, and is known as the meal-worm. See also cut under meal-worm.
  • n. Any one of several beetles of the genus Tribolium, as T. ferrugineum and T. confusum.

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