resembling a scarab.
an imitation or counterfeit scarab.
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How to use scarabaeoid in a sentence
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.
The scarabaeoid in its turn is abandoned for the simple ring stone.
British Dictionary definitions for scarabaeoid
Also: scaraboid (ˈskærəˌbɔɪd) of, relating to, or resembling a scarabaeid
a former word for lamellicorn
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