ca·​ra·​bid | \ ˈker-ə-bəd How to pronounce carabid (audio) , ˈka-rə-, kə-ˈra-bəd How to pronounce carabid (audio) \

Definition of carabid

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Recent Examples on the Web These native flora islands could also be a resource for helpful insects such as carabid beetles, which feed on crop-destroying aphids and thus help protect the surrounding wheat fields. Gemma Conroy, Scientific American, 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of carabid

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carabid

ultimately from Greek karabos horned beetle

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“Carabid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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