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borer, noun

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EnglishShow more Special sense of general English borer an insect which bores through wood.
In full borer beetle: the furniture beetle Anobium punctatum of the Anobiidae. Also attributive.
1879 R.J. Atcherley Trip to Boërland 238At the hotel I had an excellent opportunity of noticing the depredations caused by an insect called the ‘borer’.
1990 Weekend Post 8 Dec. 1The ‘borer beetle certificate’, which was..commonly issued when a house was sold, also had limited value.
the furniture beetle Anobium punctatum of the Anobiidae. Also attributive.

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