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scar·a·bae·us

 (skăr′ə-bē′əs)
n. pl. scar·a·bae·us·es or scar·a·bae·i (-bē′ī′)
See scarab.

[Latin; see scarab.]

scarabaeus

(ˌskærəˈbiːəs)
n, pl -baeuses or -baei (-ˈbiːaɪ)
(Animals) a less common name for scarab

scar•ab

(ˈskær əb)

n.
1. any scarabaeid beetle, esp. Scarabaeus sacer.
2. Also, scarabaeus. a representation or image of a beetle, much used among the ancient Egyptians as a symbol, seal, or amulet.
[1570–80; short for scarabaeus]
scar′a•boid`, adj.
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Noun1.scarabaeus - scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptiansscarabaeus - scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians
dung beetle - any of numerous beetles that roll balls of dung on which they feed and in which they lay eggs
genus Scarabaeus - type genus of the Scarabaeidae