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gold beetle

noun
1.
any of several beetles having a golden luster, as a chrysomelid, Metriona bicolor, that feeds on morning glories and roses.
Also called goldbug.
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  • I want you to have them go ahead with the gold beetle and fuss round some.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • That gold beetle in your hand is dead, and will never live or move again.

    Idolatry Julian Hawthorne
  • And how well do I remember the poet comparing the darkening sky to a blue veil with the moon like a gold beetle upon it.

  • The gold beetle represented the family fortune, about all that remained after his fathers affairs had been settled.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Now, this gold beetle; whats probably happened to that is that the pay ore has given out.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • I gave the tip to dad, and he bought up enough stock in the gold beetle to get control.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Meanwhile Gnulemah had picked up a gold beetle, and was examining it with a certain grave interest.

    Idolatry Julian Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for gold beetle

gold beetle

/ˈɡəʊldˌbʌɡ/
noun
1.
any American beetle of the family Chrysomelidae having a bright metallic lustre
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