scaraboid

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noun

scar·​a·​boid
ˈskarəˌbȯid
plural -s
: a gem engraved only on the flat oval base and somewhat rounded on the back but with no imitation of the beetle
a Greek scaraboid of the late 6th and 5th centuries b.c.

scaraboid

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adjective

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: of or resembling a scarab
especially : of or forming a scaraboid

Word History

Etymology

Noun

scarab + -oid

Adjective

scarab + -oid

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“Scaraboid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scaraboid. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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