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English definition of “Colorado beetle”

Colorado beetle

noun [C]     /ˌkɒl.ə.rɑː.dəʊˈbiː.tl̩/ US  /-doʊˈbiːt̬l̩/ (US usually Colorado potato beetle)
a type of beetle with black and yellow lines on its body that attacks potato plantsInsect names
(Definition of Colorado beetle noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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