Definitions

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

  • n. A beetle (Trogoderma granurium) accidentally introduced to several places in the United States that is an extremely destructive grain pest.

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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