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Meaning of DEATHWATCH BEETLE

Pronunciation:  'deth`wâch'beetl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death
 
 Synonyms: deathwatch, Xestobium rufovillosum
 
 See Also: Anobiidae, beetle, family Anobiidae

 

 

 

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