from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A beetle of the genus Necrophorus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of beetles of the genus Necrophorus and allied genera; -- called also
burying beetle, carrion beetle, sexton beetle.
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- noun zoology Any of various
beetlesthat burythe carcassesof small vertebrates(such as birds and rodents) as a foodsource for their larvae.
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