Definition of Scarabaean

1. Noun. Any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scarabaean

scapulohumeral reflex
scapulomancy
scapuloperiosteal reflex
scapulopexy
scapus
scapus pili
scar
scar cancer
scar cancer of the lungs
scar carcinoma
scar tissue
scarab
scarab beetle
scarabaean (current term)
scarabaei
scarabaeid
scarabaeid beetle
scarabaeoid
scarabaeus
scarabaeuses
scarabee
scarabees
scarablike
scaraboid
scarabs
scarabæid
scaramouches
scarbroite

Literary usage of Scarabaean

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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 ..."

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