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scarab

noun scar·ab \ˈska-rəb\

: a large beetle with a black shell

Full Definition of SCARAB

1
:  any of a family (Scarabaeidae) of stout-bodied beetles (as a dung beetle) with lamellate or fan-shaped antennae
2
:  a stone or faience beetle used in ancient Egypt as a talisman, ornament, and a symbol of resurrection
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Origin of SCARAB

Middle French scarabee, from Latin scarabaeus
First Known Use: 1579

Other Insect Terms

drone, entomology, gadfly, pismire, proboscis, vespine

Rhymes with SCARAB

SCARAB Defined for Kids

scarab

noun scar·ab \ˈska-rəb\

Definition of SCARAB for Kids

:  a large dark beetle used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of eternal life

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