from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the numerous stout-bodied, lamellicorn beetles of the family Scarabaeidae, which includes the June beetle and dung beetles.
- adj. Of or belonging to the family Scarabaeidae.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any lamellicorn beetle of the family Scarabaeidae (which includes stag- and dung-beetles).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes
From New Latin Scarabaeidae, family name, from Scarabaeus, type genus, from Latin scarabaeus, beetle; see scarab.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κάραβος (karabos, "horned beetle"), via Latin scarabaeus. (Wiktionary)