scarabaeus

[skar-uh-bee-uh s]

Origin of scarabaeus

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin; compare Greek kárabos kind of beetle
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scarabaeus

noun plural -baeuses or -baei (-ˈbiːaɪ)
  1. a less common name for scarab
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