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A very large, boldly marked tropical beetle related to the chafers, the male of which has a forked horn on the head.
- ‘There may be others out there, lurking in the jungle, that are even bigger than the goliath beetle.’
- ‘In Africa there are the goliath beetles that can grow to a length of over five inches, where they noisily fly about looking for nectar and tree sap.’
- ‘The royal goliath beetle is a native of western Africa.’
- ‘Scarab beetles like the goliath beetle help to recycle ‘used material’ and keep the earth a clean place to live.’
- ‘Of all the insects discovered so far, the goliath beetle is the world's record holder for size.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.