scarabaeid

or scar·a·bae·an

[ skar-uh-bee-id ]
/ ˌskær əˈbi ɪd /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Scarabaeidae, a family of lamellicorn beetles, including the scarabs, dung beetles, June bugs, and cockchafers.

noun

any scarabaeid beetle.

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Origin of scarabaeid

From the New Latin word scarabaeidae, dating back to 1835–45. See scarabaeus, -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for scarabaeid

scarabaeid

scarabaean (ˌskærəˈbiːən)

/ (ˌskærəˈbiːɪd) /

noun

any beetle of the family Scarabaeidae, including the sacred scarab and other dung beetles, the chafers, goliath beetles, and rhinoceros beetles

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the family Scarabaeidae

Word Origin for scarabaeid

C19: from New Latin
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