water beetle

noun

Definition of water beetle

  1. :  any of numerous oval flattened aquatic beetles (such as a diving beetle or whirligig beetle) that swim by means of their fringed hind legs which act together as oars

Circa 1668

First Known Use of water beetle

circa 1668


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