- Also dor·bee·tle [dawr-beet-l] /ˈdɔrˌbit l/. a common European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius.
- any of several insects, as the June bug, that make a buzzing noise in flight.
Origin of dor1
before 900; Middle English dor(r)e, Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte drone
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A new Constitution was adopted, and Dorr chosen as Governor.
"I don't see where they come in at all," declared Dorr bluntly.Average Jones
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Dorr was arrested, and on his trial found guilty of treason.The Greater Republic
Now it was invaded on one hand by Millerism and on the other by the Dorr War.
I can say for one that I enjoyed it almost as much as the Dorr War.
- any European dung beetle of the genus Geotrupes and related genera, esp G. stercorarius, having a droning flight
Old English dora bumblebee; related to Middle Low German dorte drone 1
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