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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granurium) that is a destructive pest of stored grain, especially in South Asia and Africa.

Etymologies

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

[Hindi khaprā, from khapnā, to destroy, ultimately from Sanskrit kṣāpayati, he destroys.]

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