Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Hydrophilidæ.

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Examples

  • I also frequently observed in the lagoon near the Botanic Garden, where the water is only a little less salt than in the sea, a species of hydrophilus, very similar to a water-beetle common in the ditches of England: in the same lake the only shell belonged to a genus generally found in estuaries.

    Chapter II

  • It said it must try and restore its shattered fifth pair of nerves by a few hydrophilus latipalpus beetles for lunch, and a sleep.

    Dot and the Kangaroo

  • I also frequently observed in the lagoon near the Botanic Garden, where the water is only a little less salt than in the sea, a species of hydrophilus, very similar to a water-beetle common in the ditches of England: in the same lake the only shell belonged to

    The Voyage of the Beagle

  • a species of hydrophilus, very similar to a water-beetle common in the ditches of England: in the same lake the only shell belonged to

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

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