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whirligig beetle

noun
1.
any of numerous aquatic beetles of the family Gyrinidae, commonly seen in groups circling about rapidly on the surface of the water.
Origin of whirligig beetle
1850-1855
1850-55
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whirligig beetle

noun
1.
any flat-bodied water beetle of the family Gyrinidae, which circles rapidly on the surface of the water
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