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rhinoceros beetle

noun
1.
any of several scarabaeid beetles, especially of the genus Dynastes, which comprises the largest beetles, characterized by one or more horns on the head and prothorax.
Also called dynastid.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85
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rhinoceros beetle

noun
1.
any of various scarabaeid beetles having one or more horns on the head, esp Oryctes rhinoceros, a serious pest on coconut plantations
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