from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cerambycid beetle, Callichroma moschata. See cut under Cerambyx.


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  • Some species of Eumorphidæ and Hispidæ, small flat or hemispherical beetles which are exceedingly abundant, and have a disagreeable secretion, are imitated by others of the very distinct group of Longicornes (of which our common musk-beetle may be taken as an example).

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • The latter is more frequently the production of the musk-deer, although the scent is possessed by many animals, and also insects, as the musk-ox, the musk-deer, the civet or musk-cat, the musk-rat, the musk-beetle, etc.

    Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon


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