from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous active, brightly colored, predatory beetles of the family Cicindelidae, chiefly of warm, sandy regions, having large jaws and sluggish larvae that live in vertical burrows.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any beetle of the family Cicindelidæ: so called from its active predaceous habits. See also cuts under Amblychila and Cicindela.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology Any active, carnivorous beetle (species) of the family Cicinidelidae

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun active usually bright-colored beetle that preys on other insects


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