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Meaning of oriental beetle

o'rien'tal bee'tle

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  1. a scarab beetle, Anomala orientalis, introduced into the U.S. from the Orient, the larvae of which feed on the roots of sugarcane and other grasses. Also called Asiatic beetle.
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