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Related to clerid: Melyridae
(Zoology) a beetle that preys on other insects
(Zoology) relating to beetles from the family Cleridae
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|Noun||1.||clerid - predacious on other insects; usually brightly colored or metallic|
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
bee beetle - European beetle; infests beehives