from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various dung beetles, especially of the genera Canthon and Phanaeus, that roll up balls of fresh dung, inside which the female deposits her eggs and on which the larvae feed.
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- n. A dung beetle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See tumbledung.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several kinds of scarabæoid beetles, or dung-beetles, which roll up balls of dung in which their eggs are laid, and in which their larvae transform; a straddle-bug, or similar large awkward scarab.
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- n. any of various dung beetles
tumble + bug (Wiktionary)