from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. any beetle that feeds habitually on dead animals; -- also called sexton beetle and burying beetle. There are many kinds, belonging mostly to the family Silphidæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A necrophagous coleopter; a beetle that feeds upon or deposits its eggs in carrion.
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