ca·​ra·​bid ˈker-ə-bəd How to pronounce carabid (audio)
kə-ˈra-bəd How to pronounce carabid (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Predation of amphibians by carabid beetles of the genus Epomis found in the central coastal plain of Israel. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 21 Sep. 2011 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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Word History


ultimately from Greek karabos horned beetle

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carabid was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Carabid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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