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water beetle

noun
1.
any of various aquatic beetles, as a predaceous diving beetle.
Origin of water beetle
1660-1670
1660-70
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Examples from the web for water beetle
  • Bored with mice and rabbits, she buys a fish tank and installs a water beetle, thinking she might find inspiration for a new work.
  • The round shape of the crawling water beetle makes it difficult for it to swim in fast water.
British Dictionary definitions for water beetle

water beetle

noun
1.
any of various beetles of the families Dysticidae, Hydrophilidae, etc, that live most of the time in freshwater ponds, rivers, etc See whirligig beetle
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