Scarabaeid Definition

skărə-bēĭd
noun
Webster's New World
Any of numerous stout-bodied often colorful scarabaeoid beetles of the family Scarabaeidae, which includes the dung beetles and the June beetles.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • scarabaean
  • scarabaeid beetle
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adjective
Of the scarab beetles.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Scarabaeid

Noun

Singular:
scarabaeid
Plural:
scarabaeids

Origin of Scarabaeid

  • From New Latin Scarabaeidae family name from Scarabaeus type genus from Latin scarabaeus beetle scarab

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κάραβος (karabos, “horned beetle"), via Latin scarabaeus.

    From Wiktionary

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