scarab (sense )
Origin of scarabaeid; from Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin scarabaeus: see scarab
of the scarab beetles
Any of numerous stout-bodied often colorful scarabaeoid beetles of the family Scarabaeidae, which includes the dung beetles and the June beetles.
Origin of scarabaeidFrom New Latin Scarabaeidae, family name, from Scarabaeus, type genus, from Latin scarabaeus, beetle; see scarab.
(plural scarabaeids or scarabaeidae)