ground beetle

Origin of ground beetle

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for ground beetle

ground beetle

  1. any beetle of the family Carabidae, often found under logs, stones, etc, having long legs and a dark coloration
  2. any beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, feeding on plants and plant products
  3. any of various other beetles that live close to or beneath the ground
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