from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Old World genus of lamellicorn beetles, typical of the Scarabæidæ, formerly equivalent to Lamellicornia, now restricted to about 70 species distributed through Africa and the warmer parts of Europe and Asia.
  • noun [lowercase; pl. scarabæi (-ī).] Same as scarab, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as scarab in both senses.

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  • noun scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians


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