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ground beetle

noun
1.
any of numerous nocturnal, terrestrial beetles of the family Carabidae that feed chiefly on other insects.
Origin of ground beetle
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for ground beetle

ground beetle

noun
1.
any beetle of the family Carabidae, often found under logs, stones, etc, having long legs and a dark coloration
2.
any beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, feeding on plants and plant products
3.
any of various other beetles that live close to or beneath the ground
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