rose beetle









rose beetle


rose beetle ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. rose chafer.
  2. Fuller rose beetle.

Origin of rose beetle First recorded in 1775–85 Examples from the Web for rose beetle Historical Examples of rose beetle

  • She knew very well he was not a rose-beetle; he was a dung-beetle.

    The Adventures of Maya the Bee

    Waldemar Bonsels

  • The rose-beetle (Cetonia aurata), Rsel informs us he fed with fruit and moist white bread for as long a period.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • The rose-beetle turned his fan-shaped feelers to one side and let a ray of sunlight glide over them.

    The Adventures of Maya the Bee

    Waldemar Bonsels

  • You let me think you were a rose-beetle and yesterday the snail told me you are a tumble-bug.

    The Adventures of Maya the Bee

    Waldemar Bonsels

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