American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, having a brown or black body and feeding on decaying vegetation, living plants, or stored grain. It is found in a variety of habitats, including deserts. Also called tenebrionid.
- n. sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or grain
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"n. Any insect belonging to the order Coleoptera (which see). Sometimes, however, the term is used in a more restricted sense, as equivalent in the plural to Scarabœidœ, a tribe of this order embra...
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