rove beetle

rove beetle


Definition of ROVE BEETLE

:  any of a family (Staphylinidae) of often predatory active beetles having a long body and very short wing covers beneath which the wings are folded transversely —called also staphylinid

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perhaps from 1rove
First Known Use: circa 1771


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