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  Definition of beetle
  1. insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  2. a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
  3. beat with a beetle
  4. fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle; "He beetled up the staircase"; "They beetled off home"
  5. be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
  6. jutting or overhanging; "beetle brows"
Similar Words: mallet, overhang, beetling

 

Hyponyms: tiger beetle, ladybug, ladybeetle, lady beetle, ladybird, ladybird beetle, ground beetle, carabid beetle, firefly, lightning bug, long-horned beetle, longicorn, longicorn beetle, leaf beetle, chrysomelid, carpet beetle, carpet bug, clerid beetle, clerid, lamellicorn beetle, elaterid beetle, elater, elaterid, water beetle, whirligig beetle, deathwatch beetle, deathwatch, Xestobium rufovillosum, weevil, blister beetle, meloid, bark beetle, rove beetle, Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, carpenter's mallet, gavel

 

Member Meronyms: Coleoptera, order Coleoptera

 

Derivational Morphology: mallet, overhang

 

Language Translations:
Breton: c'hwil   Catalan: escarabat  
Danish: bille   Dutch: kever  
Estonian: mardikas and põrnikas   Finnish: kuoriainen and Kupla  
French: Coccinelle and scarabée   Georgian: ხოჭო  
German: Käfer   Greek: σκαθάρι and Σκαραβαίος  
Hungarian: bogár   Icelandic: bjalla  
Indonesian: kumbang   Italian: maggiolino and scarafaggio  
Japanese: 甲虫   Latin: coleopterum  
Latvian: vabole   Lithuanian: vãbalas  
Maltese: ħanfusa   Norwegian: bille and boble  
Polish: chrząszcz and garbus   Portuguese: escaravelho and fusca  
Russian: жук   Slovak: chrobák  
Slovene: hrošč   Spanish: escarabajo  
Swedish: skalbagge and Volkswagen Typ 1, bubbla   Yiddish: דזשוכע  
 
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