rove beetle

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rove beetle

n.
Any of numerous beetles of the family Staphylinidae, often found in decaying matter and having slender bodies and short wing covers. Also called staphylinid.

[Possibly from rove.]

rove beetle

n
(Animals) any beetle of the family Staphylinidae, characterized by very short elytra and an elongated body: typically they are of carnivorous or scavenging habits

rove′ bee`tle


n.
any of numerous beetles of the family Staphylinidae, having a slender, elongated body and very short front wings, and capable of running swiftly.
[1765–75; appar. rove1]
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Noun1.rove beetle - active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habitsrove beetle - active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habits
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
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