from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of lamellicorn beetles, of the family Scarabæidæ, or made the type of a family Copridæ, having the lamellæ of the antennal club alike, an expansive clypeus, a punctate pro thorax, and striate elytra, c. lunaris is a black European dung-beetle. C. Carolina, C. anaglypticus, and C. minutus are species of the eastern United States.


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