from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various beetles chiefly of the family Scarabaeidae that feed on dung and lay their eggs in it, often rolling it into balls.
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- noun A type of
beetleof the family Scarabaeidaenoted for rolling dung into spherical balls and pushing it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of numerous beetles that roll balls of dung on which they feed and in which they lay eggs
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