pill beetle

noun

a very common beetle, Byrrhus pilula, typical of the family Byrrhidae, that can feign death by withdrawing legs and antennae into grooves underneath the oval body

Nearby words

  1. piliform,
  2. pilikia,
  3. piling,
  4. pilipino,
  5. pill,
  6. pill bug,
  7. pill popper,
  8. pill pusher,
  9. pill-rolling,
  10. pillage

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