Definition of Hornbug

1. n. A large nocturnal beetle of the genus Lucanus (as L. capreolus, and L. dama), having long, curved upper jaws, resembling a sickle. The grubs are found in the trunks of old trees.



Definition of Hornbug

1. Noun. (zoology) A large nocturnal beetle of the genus ''Lucanus'', with long, curved upper jaws resembling a sickle, and whose grubs are found in the trunks of old trees. ¹

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Definition of Hornbug

1. a stag-beetle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hornbug

1. A large nocturnal beetle of the genus Lucanus (as L. Capreolus, and L. Dama), having long, curved upper jaws, resembling a sickle. The grubs are found in the trunks of old trees. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hornbug

horn of plenty
horn poppy
hornbeak
hornbeaks
hornbeam
hornbeams
hornbill
hornbills
hornblende
hornblendes
hornblendic
hornblower
hornblowers
hornbook
hornbooks
hornbug (current term)
hornbugs
horndog
horndogs
horned
horned asp
horned chameleon
horned dinosaur
horned frog
horned lark
horned lizards
horned owl
horned owls
horned pondweed

Literary usage of Hornbug

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"... enough to physic a hornbug. I never chap. x. 1908 Abram he jest laughed, and says, " Well, Jane, I never see the beat of him. ..."

2. Poganuc people, their loves and lives by Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (1879)
"... enough to physic a hornbug. I never see the beat of him! " " But did Hiel stay so late, Nabby ? ..."

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