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whirligig beetle

noun

Definition of WHIRLIGIG BEETLE

:  any of a family (Gyrinidae) of beetles with two pairs of eyes and clubbed antennae that live mostly on the surface of water where they swim swiftly about in circles

First Known Use of WHIRLIGIG BEETLE

1855

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