Dictionary

scarab

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

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

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: scarabaeidPrevious Word in the Dictionary: scar (verb)All Words Near: scarab
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears