Definition of Deathwatch beetle

1. Noun. Bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death.

Exact synonyms: Deathwatch, Xestobium Rufovillosum
Generic synonyms: Beetle
Group relationships: Anobiidae, Family Anobiidae



Definition of Deathwatch beetle

1. Noun. Any of various beetles of the family ''Anobiidae'' that bore into wood and make a tapping sound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Deathwatch beetle

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1. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"... .3110 deathwatch beetle, . . .3110 Churchyard Beetle and Larva, . .3111 Meal Worm Beetle and Larva, . . 3112 Oil Beetles and Larvae, . ..."

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