Definition of cigarette beetle in English:

cigarette beetle

Line breaks: cig¦ar|ette bee¦tle

noun

  • A small reddish beetle that infests tobacco and other stored products. Also called tobacco beetle.
    • Lasioderma serricorne, family Anobiidae
    More example sentences
    • The cigarette beetle feeds on a variety of stored products such as paprika, chilli, and dried dog food.
    • The cigarette beetle has also been recorded attacking leather, furniture stuffing, and bookbinders paste.
    • Adult cigarette beetles are yellowish- to reddish-brown, oval-shaped, and about 1/10 inch long.

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