from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of adephagous beetles, of the family Carabidæ, sometimes giving name to a family Brachinidæ. They are the bombardier-beetles, of which B. crepitans is an example. See cut under bombardier-beetle.
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- n. bombardier beetles
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