Definition of May beetle. Meaning of May beetle. Synonyms of May beetle
Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word May beetle. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word May beetle and, of course, May beetle synonyms and on the right images related to the word May beetle.
Definition of May beetle
May beetleJune June, n. [L. Junius: cf. F. Juin. So called either from
Junius, the name of a Roman gens, or from Juno, the goddess.]
The sixth month of the year, containing thirty days.
And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever,
come perfect days. -- Lowell.
June beetle, June bug (Zo["o]l.), any one of several
species of large brown beetles of the genus Lachnosterna
and related genera; -- so called because they begin to
fly, in the northern United States, about the first of
June. The larv[ae] of the June beetles live under ground,
and feed upon the roots of grasses and other plants.
Called also May bug or May beetle.
June grass (Bot.), a New England name for Kentucky blue
grass. See Blue glass, and Illustration in Appendix. May beetleMay May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the
goddess Maia (Gr. ?), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury
1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
2. The early part or springtime of life.
His May of youth, and bloom of lustihood. --Shak.
3. (Bot.) The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from
their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn.
The palm and may make country houses gay. --Nash.
Plumes that micked the may. --Tennyson.
4. The merrymaking of May Day. --Tennyson.
Italian may (Bot.), a shrubby species of Spir[ae]a (S.
hypericifolia) with many clusters of small white flowers
along the slender branches.
May apple (Bot.), the fruit of an American plant
(Podophyllum peltatum). Also, the plant itself
(popularly called mandrake), which has two lobed leaves,
and bears a single egg-shaped fruit at the forking. The
root and leaves, used in medicine, are powerfully drastic.
May beetle, May bug (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous
species of large lamellicorn beetles that appear in the
winged state in May. They belong to Melolontha, and
allied genera. Called also June beetle.
May Day, the first day of May; -- celebrated in the rustic
parts of England by the crowning of a May queen with a
garland, and by dancing about a May pole.
May dew, the morning dew of the first day of May, to which
magical properties were attributed.
May flower (Bot.), a plant that flowers in May; also, its
blossom. See Mayflower, in the vocabulary.
May fly (Zo["o]l.), any species of Ephemera, and allied
genera; -- so called because the mature flies of many
species appear in May. See Ephemeral fly, under
May game, any May-day sport.
May lady, the queen or lady of May, in old May games.
May lily (Bot.), the lily of the valley (Convallaria
May pole. See Maypole in the Vocabulary.
May queen, a girl or young woman crowned queen in the
sports of May Day.
May thorn, the hawthorn.
Meaning of May beetle from wikipedia
- scarab beetles
in the subfamily
Melolonthinae. Common names
for this genus
and many other related genera
in the subfamily Melolonthinae
are May beetles
are a group
that form the order
Coleoptera, in the superorder
Endopterygota. Their front
pair of wings
- The drugstore beetle
(Stegobium paniceum), also known
as the bread beetle
or biscuit beetle
, is a tiny, brown beetle
that can be found infesting
- Stag beetles
is a family
in the family
cl****ified in four subfamilies. Some species
grow to over...
- Dung beetles
that feed on **** (dung). Some species
of dung beetles
can bury dung 250 times their
own m**** in one night. Many dung beetles
- The Volkswagen Beetle
—officially the Volkswagen
Type 1, informally
the Käfer (meaning "beetle
"'/Lady Bug Coccinellidae), in parts
of the English-speaking...
- The name cardinal beetle typically refers
to three different species
. The red-headed or 'common' cardinal beetle
- June beetle
chafer) of Europe
(and other species
(****chafers or May
bugs) of Europe Phyllophaga
) of the...
- The ****anese beetle
(Popillia ****onica) is a species
of scarab beetle
. The adult measures
15 mm (0.6 in) in length
and 10 mm (0.4 in) in width, has iridescent...
- The Hercules beetle
(Dynastes hercules) is a species
of rhinoceros beetle native
to the rainforests
America, and the Lesser
Recent Searches ...
Related images to May beetle