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scarabaeid

[skar-uh-bee-id] /ˌskær əˈbi ɪd/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Scarabaeidae, a family of lamellicorn beetles, including the scarabs, dung beetles, June bugs, and cockchafers.
noun
2.
any scarabaeid beetle.
Also, scarabaean.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin scarabaeidae. See scarabaeus, -id2
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scarabaeid

/ˌskærəˈbiːɪd/
noun
1.
any beetle of the family Scarabaeidae, including the sacred scarab and other dung beetles, the chafers, goliath beetles, and rhinoceros beetles
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Scarabaeidae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin
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