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June bug definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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 bug, May beetle]

Merriam Webster's

noun Usage: often capitalized J Date: 1829 any of numerous rather large leaf-eating scarab beetles (subfamily Melolonthinae) that fly chiefly in late spring and have larvae that are white grubs which live in soil and feed chiefly on the roots of grasses and other plants called also june beetle

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days. -- Lowell. June beetle, June bug (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large brown beetles of the genus Lachnosterna and related genera; -- so called because they begin to fly, in the northern United States, about the first of June. The larv[ae] of the June beetles live under ground, and feed upon the roots of grasses and other plants. Called also May bug or May beetle. June grass (Bot.), a New England name for Kentucky blue grass. See Blue glass, and Illustration in Appendix.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dor Dor, n. [Cf. AS. dora drone, locust, D. tor beetle, L. taurus a kind of beetle. Cf. Dormouse.] (Zo["o]l.) A large European scaraboid beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius), which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also applied to allied American species, as the June bug. Called also dorr, dorbeetle, or dorrbeetle, dorbug, dorrfly, and buzzard clock.




 


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