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tum·ble·bug

 (tŭm′bəl-bŭg′)
n.
Any of various dung beetles that roll up balls of fresh dung, inside which the female deposits her eggs and on which the larvae feed.
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tumblebug

(ˈtʌmbəlˌbʌɡ)
n
(Animals) US a dung beetle
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tum•ble•bug

(ˈtʌm bəlˌbʌg)

n.
any of several dung beetles that roll balls of dung in which they deposit their eggs.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
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Noun1.tumblebug - any of various dung beetlestumblebug - any of various dung beetles    
dung beetle - any of numerous beetles that roll balls of dung on which they feed and in which they lay eggs
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A tumblebug came next, heaving sturdily at its ball, and Tom touched the creature, to see it shut its legs against its body and pretend to be dead.