from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a scarab; scarabæid; pertaining, related, or belonging to the Scarabæidæ. Specifically, scarabæidoid.
  • n. A carved scarab but remotely resembling the natural insect; or, more usually, an imitation or counterfeit scarab, such as were produced in great numbers by the ancient Phenicians.


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