Meaning of dried-fruit beetle

dried'-fruit' bee"tle

Pronunciation: (drīd'frt'), [key]
  1. a small beetle, Carpophilus hemipterus, of worldwide distribution, that infests ripe, dried, and fermenting fruits, esp. figs and dates.
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