Definitions for japanese beetle
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an iridescent green beetle, Popillia japonica, of the scarab family, native to Japan, established esp. in E North America as a crop and garden pest.
Origin of Japanese beetle:
Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica(noun)
small metallic green and brown beetle native to eastern Asia; serious plant pest in North America
A species of beetle with iridescent copper-colored elytra and green thorax and head, taxonomic name Popillia japonica.
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