Definition of Carabidae
: 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
carabidan\kəˈrabədən\ adjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of carabidae
New Latin, from Carabus, type genus + -idae
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