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noun

any of numerous lamellicorn beetles of the family Lucanidae, some of the males of which have mandibles resembling the antlers of a stag.

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Origin of stag beetle

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for stag beetle

stag beetle

noun

any lamellicorn beetle of the family Lucanidae, the males of which have large branched mandibles
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