from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Coccinellidæ, containing about 6 species of ladybird beetles of predaceous habits, natives of subtropical regions.
  • n. [lowercase] Any member of this genus: as, the cardinal vedalia (the species above mentioned).

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  • n. native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects


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  • I'm not sure if I do beetles.

    August 10, 2008