plural noun Ca·rab·i·dae \kəˈrabəˌdē\

Definition of Carabidae

  1. :  a large family of beetles comprising the ground beetles which are usually shining black or metallic in color, have long antennae and 5-jointed tarsi, are mostly of active, predaceous, and largely terrestrial habits, and destroy many injurious insects — compare bombardier beetle


\kəˈrabədən\ adjective or noun


\¦karə¦bidēəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of carabidae

New Latin, from Carabus, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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