Carabid definition

kărə-bĭd, kə-răbĭd
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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carabid
Plural:
carabids

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