figeater

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n figeater large greenish June beetle of southern United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Figeater (Zoöl) A large beetle (Allorhina nitida) which in the Southern United States destroys figs. The elytra are velvety green with pale borders.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n figeater An old name given by Willughby to a small bird of Great Britain, supposed to be the garden-warbler, Sylvia hortensis. Also fig-pecker.
    • n figeater In entomology, a scarabæoid beetle, Allorhina nitida.
    • n figeater A local Australian name of a small passerine bird of the genus Zosterops. Also termed grape-eater.
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