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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Anthrenus \An*thre"nus\ ([a^]n*thr[=e]"n[u^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'anqrh`nh a hornet.] (Zool.) A genus of small beetles, several of which, in the larval state, are very destructive to woolen goods, fur, etc. The common "museum pest" is Anthrenus varius; the carpet beetle is Anthrenus scrophulari[ae]. The larv[ae] are commonly confounded with moths. [1913 Webster] Anthropic