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ca·delle  audio  (k-dl) KEY 

NOUN:
A small blackish beetle (Tenebroides mauritanicus), both the larval and adult forms of which damage stored grain.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, from Provençal cadello, from Latin catella, feminine of catellus, puppy, from catulus, the young of animals; see kat- in Indo-European roots


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