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scarabaeus

[ skar-uh-bee-uhs ]
/ 藢sk忙r 蓹藞bi 蓹s /
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noun, plural scar路a路bae路us路es, scar路a路bae路i [skar-uh-bee-ahy]. /藢sk忙r 蓹藞bi a瑟/.
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Origin of scarabaeus

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Latin; compare Greek k谩rabos kind of beetle
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British Dictionary definitions for scarabaeus

scarabaeus
/ (藢sk忙r蓹藞bi藧蓹s) /

noun plural -baeuses or -baei (-藞bi藧a瑟)
a less common name for scarab
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