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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 beetles that bury the carcasses of small vertebrates (such as birds and rodents) as a food source for their larvae.

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