- resembling a scarab.
- an imitation or counterfeit scarab.
Origin of scarabaeoid
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Examples from the Web for scarabaeoid
The scarabaeoid in its turn is abandoned for the simple ring stone.
The scarabaeoid seals were worn as rings in Egypt apparently from the earliest times.
The scarabaeoid proper is a simplification of the scarab, effected by the omission of all details of the beetle.
Compare a cornelian fragment, apparently cut from the back of a scarabaeoid, now in the British Museum.
- Also: scaraboid (ˈskærəˌbɔɪd) of, relating to, or resembling a scarabaeid
- a former word for lamellicorn
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