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Meaning of elm bark beetle

elm' bark" bee"tle

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  1. Also calleda shiny, dark reddish-brown bark beetle, Scolytus multistriatus, originating in Europe and now widespread in the U.S.: the primary vector of Dutch elm disease.
  2. Also calleda bark beetle, Hylurgopinus opaculus, of eastern North America, that also transmits Dutch elm disease.
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