Definition of carpet beetle in English:

carpet beetle

Syllabification: car·pet bee·tle

noun

  • A small beetle whose larva (a woolly bear) is destructive to carpets, fabrics, and other materials.
    • Genus Anthrenus, family Dermestidae
    More example sentences
    • Several types of beetles (cigarette beetles and carpet beetles and relatives) also will feed on spices.
    • The carpet beetles, the feathered beetles, things even strangely called cigarette beetles, I guess they must have gobbled up people's cigarettes while they were sitting in their pocket.
    • A number of insects that live within birds' nests can find their way indoors - such as carpet beetles, house moths, spider beetles and the martin bug.

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