Definition of rose beetle in English:

rose beetle

noun

  • 1Rose chafer.

  • 2North American= "rose chafer".

  • 3North American. With distinguishing word: any of several weevils (family Curculionidae) which are injurious to roses and other plants; especially (in full "Fuller rose beetle") Pantomorus cervinus.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From rose + beetle.

Pronunciation

rose beetle

/ˈrəʊz ˌbiːtl/