HyperDic: xestobium_rufovillosum

English > 1 sense of the expression Xestobium rufovillosum:
NOUNanimalXestobium rufovillosum, deathwatch beetle, deathwatchbores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death
English > Xestobium rufovillosum: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningBores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death.
Synonymsdeathwatch beetle, deathwatch
Member ofAnobiidae, family Anobiidaedeathwatch beetles
Broaderbeetleinsect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Catalanescarabat del rellotge de la mort

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