rhinoceros beetle

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rhinoceros beetle

n.
Any of various large scarab beetles of the subfamily Dynastinae chiefly of tropical regions, the males of which have horns on the head and thorax.

rhinoceros beetle

n
(Animals) any of various scarabaeid beetles having one or more horns on the head, esp Oryctes rhinoceros, a serious pest on coconut plantations

rhinoc′eros bee`tle


n.
any of several scarabaeid beetles, esp. of the genus Dynastes, which comprises the largest beetles, characterized by one or more horns on the head and prothorax.
[1675–85]
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Noun1.rhinoceros beetle - any of various large chiefly tropical beetles having horns on the headrhinoceros beetle - any of various large chiefly tropical beetles having horns on the head; pest on coconuts
scarabaean, scarabaeid, scarabaeid beetle - any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes
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