Definition of Scarabaean
1. Noun. Any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes.
Generic synonyms: Lamellicorn Beetle
Group relationships: Family Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeidae
Specialized synonyms: Dung Beetle, June Beetle, June Bug, May Beetle, May Bug, Japanese Beetle, Popillia Japonica, Anomala Orientalis, Asiatic Beetle, Oriental Beetle, Rhinoceros Beetle, Melolonthid Beetle, Cetonia Aurata, Rose Beetle, Rose Chafer
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Literary usage of Scarabaean
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africaby Edward Daniel Clarke by Edward Daniel Clarke (1817)
"26 Very antient scarabaean Signets, as found in Cyprus. . 33 CHAP. II. Antient Phoenician Silver Medal, found among the Ruins of ..."
2. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africaby Edward Daniel Clarke by Edward Daniel Clarke (1818)
"V. Charon, with Mercury, conducting a Female Soul to the Shades; designed from an antient scarabaean Intaglio by Angelica Clarke 267 CHAP. VI. ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1837)
"In a former paper he bad shown, that an alabaster scarabaean Calendar, in the collection of Mr. J. Sams, which bears the prenominal shield of ..."
4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1895)
"... eastern elevation of the island, after sundown, on July 13, the writer obtained two or three specimens of an insect belonging to the scarabaean family ..."
5. Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of by Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana (1888)
"... big-bodied beetles, which also belong to the scarabaean family, have not a few formidable representatives in British Guiana. First among these comes the ..."
6. The Sacred Beetle by Jean-Henri Fabre (1918)
"... introduced into scarabaean morality the daring paradox that " property means plunder," or what diplomatist taught the Dung-beetle the savage maxim that ..."