Timber beetle

(Zool.) any one of numerous species of beetles the larvæ of which bore in timber; as, the silky timber beetle (Lymexylon sericeum).

See also: Timber

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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