ambrosia beetle definition

  • others:
    • A bark beetle which makes and feeds on ambrosia{4}.
  • noun:
    • Any one of a group of beetles of the family Scolytid√¶, which burrow in the wood of different trees, and in their burrows cultivate certain fungi known as ambrosia. See ambrosia, 3. Thirty species belonging to 6 genera in the United States are known to have this habit.

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