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 for cockchafer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cockchafer \Cock"chaf`er\, n. [See Chafer the beetle.] (Zool.)
     A beetle of the genus Melolontha (esp. Melolontha
     vulgaris) and allied genera; -- called also May bug,
     chafer, or dorbeetle.
     [1913 Webster] Cockcrow

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cockchafer
      n 1: any of various large European beetles destructive to
           vegetation as both larvae and adult [syn: cockchafer,
           May bug, May beetle, Melolontha melolontha]

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