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Meaning of SCARABAEUS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians
 

SCARABAEUS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: scarab, Scarabaeus sacer
 
 See Also: dung beetle, genus Scarabaeus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scar*a*b[ae]"us\, n. (Egypt. Arch[ae]ol.)
    A conventionalized representation of a beetle, with its legs
    held closely at its sides, carved in natural or made in baked
    clay, and commonly having an inscription on the flat
    underside.
    
    
  2. \Scar`a*b[ae]"us\, n. [L.] (Zo["o]l.)
    Same as {Scarab}.
    
    
 

 

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