bombardier beetle

noun

: any of numerous carabid beetles of Brachinus or related genera that when disturbed discharge audibly a pungent and corrosive vapor from the anal glands

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“Bombardier beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bombardier%20beetle. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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bombardier beetle

noun
: any of numerous beetles that when disturbed discharge an irritating vapor
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