Meaning of “Colorado beetle” in the English Dictionary


"Colorado beetle" in English

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Colorado beetlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒl.ə.rɑː.dəʊ ˈbiː.təl/ us /ˌkɑː.lə.ræd.oʊ ˈbiː.t̬əl/ mainly UK US usually Colorado potato beetle

Examples from literature

  • The Colorado beetle, by the immense damage it was doing to a necessary food crop, first led to a regular method of fighting insects in this country. 

(Definition of “Colorado beetle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)