Carabid meaning

kăr'ə-bĭd, kə-răb'ĭd
Any of numerous chiefly dark-colored predaceous beetles of the family Carabidae that are often found under stones, logs, or piles of debris.
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Any of very many shiny black beetles of the family Carabidae.
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Origin of carabid

  • From New Latin Cārabidae family name from Latin cārabus crustacean from Greek kārabos horned beetle, crayfish
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition