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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A type of beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians.

Usage examples (37)
  • Nothing should tempt me to part with that scarabaeus.
  • That is the reason the scarabaeus has no eyes, so the old ones say.
  • There were picked up also, more than a dozen replicas in bronze of the whilom sacred scarabaeus.
  • On the other side rose a rugged, gnarled, grey monolith, carved at the base into a huge scarabaeus. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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