Variant of beetle
- any of a large order (Coleoptera) of insects, including weevils, with biting mouthparts and hard front wings (elytra) that cover the membranous hind wings when the hind wings are folded
- any insect resembling a beetle
Origin: Middle English bitil ; from Old English bitela ; from bītan, bite
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