Fire-beetle definition

Any of various tropical American click beetles of the genus Pyrophorus, having luminous spots on the prothorax and abdomen.
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A brilliantly luminous beetle, Pyrophorus noctilucus, one of the elaters.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Noun

Singular:
fire-beetle
Plural:
fire-beetles