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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings; A tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden).

Usage examples (34)
  • beetle brows
  • This beetle is found elsewhere in Europe (and Russia).
  • A bark beetle is infesting trees on national forest land in the West.
  • He is, for example, an expert entomologist (a beetle is named after him). for more
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  • The "beadle" (town crier) saw a "beetle" (insect) eating the "betel" (leaf that is chewed as a stimulant).
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