tumblebug

[ tuhm-buhl-buhg ]
/ ˈtʌm bəlˌbʌg /

noun

any of several dung beetles that roll balls of dung in which they deposit their eggs and in which the young develop.

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Origin of tumblebug

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805; tumble + bug1
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