May bug

May bug
noun
1. any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult
Hypernyms: ↑melolonthid beetle
Member Holonyms: ↑Melolontha, ↑genus Melolontha
2. any of various large usually brown North American leaf-eating beetles common in late spring; the larvae feed on roots of grasses etc.
Syn: ↑June beetle, ↑June bug, ↑May beetle
Hypernyms: ↑scarabaeid beetle, ↑scarabaeid, ↑scarabaean
Hyponyms: ↑green June beetle, ↑figeater

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noun

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may beetle or may bug noun
The cockchafer
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Main Entry:May

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May bug,
= May beetle. (Cf.May beetle)

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ˈMay bug 7 [May bug] noun

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  • May bug — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May bug — June June, n. [L. Junius: cf. F. Juin. So called either from Junius, the name of a Roman gens, or from Juno, the goddess.] The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days. [1913 Webster] And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May bug — Cockchafer Cock chaf er, n. [See {Chafer} the beetle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A beetle of the genus {Melolontha} (esp. {Melolontha vulgaris}) and allied genera; called also {May bug}, {chafer}, or {dorbeetle}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • May bug — noun another term for cockchafer …   English new terms dictionary

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  • May — May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or springtime …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May apple — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • May beetle — May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. Mai^a), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty one days. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. The early part or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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