Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a scarabaeid beetle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the family Scarabaeidae, an extensive group which includes the Egyptian scarab, the tumbledung, and many similar lamellicorn beetles.
  • n. Any scaraboid beetle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the family Scarabæidæ, an extensive group which includes the Egyptian scarab, the tumbledung, and many similar lamellicorn beetles.
  • n. A scaraboid beetle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a scarab; of the nature of a scarab.
  • n. In entomology, a scarabæoid beetle.
  • n. An ornament, amulet, etc., resembling a scarab, but not complete as to all its parts, or otherwise differing from a true scarab; also, an imitation scarab, as one of Phenician or Greek origin, as distinguished from a true or Egyptian scarab.

Etymologies

scarab +‎ -oid (Wiktionary)

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