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Any of various aquatic beetles, especially the diving beetles of the family Dytiscidae, having a smooth oval body and flattened and fringed hind legs used for swimming.
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(Animals) any of various beetles of the families Dysticidae, Hydrophilidae, etc, that live most of the time in freshwater ponds, rivers, etc. See whirligig beetle
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any of various aquatic beetles, as a predaceous diving beetle of the family Dytiscidae.
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|Noun||1.||water beetle - any of numerous aquatic beetles usually having a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs for swimming|
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
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