scarabaeid


scarabaeid
scarabaeid [{{t}}‚skærə'bi:ɪd]
noun
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  • scarabaeid — [skar΄ə bē′id] n. [< ModL < L scarabaeus: see SCARAB] SCARAB (sense 1) adj. of the scarab beetles …   English World dictionary

  • scarabaeid — /skar euh bee id/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Scarabaeidae, a family of lamellicorn beetles, including the scarabs, dung beetles, June bugs, and cockchafers. n. 2. any scarabaeid beetle. Also, scarabaean. [1835 45; < NL scarabaeidae.… …   Universalium

  • scarabaeid — /skærəˈbiəd/ (say skaruh beeuhd) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Scarabaeidae, a family of lamellicorn beetles, including the scarabs, June bugs, dung beetles, Christmas beetles, cockchafers, etc. –noun 2. any scarabaeid beetle. {New… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scarabaeid — noun Any lamellicorn beetle of the family Scarabaeidae …   Wiktionary

  • scarabaeid — [ˌskarə bi:ɪd] noun Entomology a beetle of a family (Scarabaeidae) including the scarab, chafers, and many dung beetles …   English new terms dictionary

  • scarabaeid — scar·a·bae·id …   English syllables

  • scarabaeid — scar•a•bae•id [[t]ˌskær əˈbi ɪd[/t]] also scar a•bae′an n. 1) ent any of numerous beetles of the family Scarabaeidae, characterized by stout, elongated bodies: includes the scarabs, June bugs, and cockchafers 2) ent of or belonging to the family… …   From formal English to slang

  • scarabaeid — n. any beetle of the family Scarabaeidae, including the dung beetle, cockchafer, etc. Etymology: mod.L Scarabaeidae (as SCARAB) …   Useful english dictionary

  • scarabaeid beetle — noun any of numerous species of stout bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes • Syn: ↑scarabaeid, ↑scarabaean • Hypernyms: ↑lamellicorn beetle • Hyponyms: ↑dung beetle, ↑June beetle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scarabaean — noun any of numerous species of stout bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes • Syn: ↑scarabaeid beetle, ↑scarabaeid • Hypernyms: ↑lamellicorn beetle • Hyponyms: ↑dung beetle, ↑June beetle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • June bug — /ˈdʒun bʌg/ (say joohn bug) noun 1. (in the northern United States) any of the large brown scarabaeid beetles of the genus Phyllophaga (Lachnosterna), which appear about June. 2. (in the southern United States) a large, greenish scarabaeid beetle …   Australian English dictionary


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