Definition of scarabaeid in English:

scarabaeid

noun

Biology
  • A beetle of the scarab family (Scarabaeidae), typically having strong spiky forelegs for burrowing.

    • ‘The preferred diet consists of ant pupae, sawfly larvae, beetles, scarabaeids, longicorn beetle larvae, and the larvae of cossid moths.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Scarabaeidae (plural), from Latin scarabaeus (see scarab).

Pronunciation:

scarabaeid

/ˌskarəˈbiːɪd/