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Meaning of FIRE BEETLE

Pronunciation:  fIr 'beetl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
 
 Synonyms: firefly, Pyrophorus noctiluca
 
 See Also: elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle, genus Pyrophorus, Pyrophorus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fire" bee`tle\ (Zo["o]l.)
A very brilliantly luminous beetle ({Pyrophorus noctilucus}),
one of the elaters, found in Central and South America; --
called also {cucujo}. The name is also applied to other
species. See {Firefly}.

 

 

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