rhinoceros-beetle

rhinoceros beetle

noun
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:
1675–85

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rhinoceros beetle
 
n
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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