goldsmith beetle


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. goldovsky,
  2. goldsboro,
  3. goldschmidt,
  4. goldsinny,
  5. goldsmith,
  6. goldsmith, oliver,
  7. goldstein,
  8. goldstein's toe sign,
  9. goldstone,
  10. goldtail moth

Origin of goldsmith beetle

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

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British Dictionary definitions for goldsmith beetle

goldsmith beetle

noun

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