from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The striped cucumber-beetle, Diabrotica vittata, or a similar species, which feeds upon the squash and related plants. See
- noun Any beetle which feeds on the squash-vine; especially, in the United States, the coccinellid Epilachna borealis.
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