carabid

/ (ˈkærəbɪd) /

noun

any typically dark-coloured beetle of the family Carabidae, including the bombardier and other ground beetles

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Carabidae

Nearby words

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  2. car-pool,
  3. car.,
  4. cara,
  5. carabao,
  6. carabin,
  7. carabineer,
  8. carabiner,
  9. carabinero,
  10. carabiniere

Word Origin for carabid

C19: from New Latin, from Latin cārabus a kind of crab (name applied to these beetles)

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