cockchafernoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɒkˌtʃeɪ.fər/ us /ˈkɑːkˌtʃeɪ.fɚ/
Examples from literature
- A cockchafer came droning over the hedge and past us.
- A cockchafer hummed merrily at Anton's ear, and, high in air, the lark was chanting his evening lay.
- Still the cockchafer kept on humming, and the lark soared higher in its rapturous song.
- Then there were the moths—tiger moths, yellow moths, and horrid cockchafers.
- We put him into a large box with some hay in it, and as he still seemed hungry that evening, we gave him a couple of cockchafers from the kitchen, which he appeared to relish mightily.