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goldsmith beetle

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noun
  1. a brilliant golden scarabaeid beetle, Cetonia aurata, of Europe.

Origin of goldsmith beetle

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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goldsmith beetle

noun
  1. any of various scarabaeid beetles that have a metallic golden lustre, esp the rose chafer
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