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beetle1

bee·tle1

beetle1

 
pronunciation:
bi tl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of several insects with two pairs of wings, of which the front pair is hard and covers the rear pair when the wings are at rest.
 
definition 2: any of various similar insects.
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Beetle comes from a word in early English that means "little biter."
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  arthropod, insect, invertebrate