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A beetle of a large group that includes the scarabaeids, dor beetles, and stag beetles. Scarabaeoids include the largest known beetles, and are distinguished by having plate-like terminal segments in the antennae.Formerly called lamellicorn
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Scarabaeoidea (plural), from Latin scarabaeus (see scarab).
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.