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car'pet bee"tle




any of several small beetles of the family Dermestidae, the larvae of which are household pests, feeding on rugs and other woolen fabrics, esp. Anthrenus scrophulariae (buffalo carpet beetle) and Attagenus piceus (black carpet beetle). Also called car'pet bug".

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