deathwatch beetle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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deathwatch beetlenoun [C]

uk   /ˌdeθ.wɒtʃˈbiː.tl̩/  us   /-wɑːtʃˈbiːt̬l̩/
an ​insect that ​eatswood, ​especially in ​oldhouses, ​causingseriousdamage
(Definition of deathwatch beetle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deathwatch beetle”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指毁坏老屋的)红毛窃蠹…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指毀壞老屋的)紅毛竊蠹…
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