burying beetle

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Definition of burying beetle

: any of various beetles (family Silphidae and especially genus Nicrophorus) that bury and lay eggs on the carcasses of small animals which provide a food source for the developing larvae

First Known Use of burying beetle

1818, in the meaning defined above

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