Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any of several dung beetles that roll and bury in soil balls of dung, upon which the females deposit their eggs and in which the larvae develop
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various dung beetles, especially of the genera Canthon and Phanaeus, that roll up balls of fresh dung, inside which the female deposits her eggs and on which the larvae feed.