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dung beetle

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noun

any of various scarab beetles that feed on or breed in dung.

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Origin of dung beetle

First recorded in 1625–35
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British Dictionary definitions for dung beetle

dung beetle

dung chafer


noun

any of the various beetles of the family Scarabaeidae and related families that feed on or breed in dung
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