from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A predatory beetle of the family Carabidœ: so called from its mode of life, most of the species being found running over the ground or hidden during the day under stones and other objects.

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  • noun predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects


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