from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a large family (Carabidae) of chiefly black beetles that often inhabit the spaces under stones, logs, or piles of debris and feed on other insects. Also called ground beetle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of very many shiny black beetles of the family Carabidae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the genus Carabus or family Carabidae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beetle of the family Carabidæ; a caraboid; a ground-beetle.
From New Latin Cārabidae, family name, from Latin cārabus, crustacean, from Greek kārabos, horned beetle, crayfish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)