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dorbeetle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dorbeetle  \Dor"bee`tle\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  1st  {Dor}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dor  \Dor\,  n.  [Cf.  AS  dora  drone,  locust,  D.  tor  beetle,  L. 
  taurus  a  kind  of  beetle.  Cf  {Dormouse}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  European  scaraboid  beetle  ({Geotrupes  stercorarius}), 
  which  makes  a  droning  noise  while  flying.  The  name  is  also 
  applied  to  allied  American  species,  as  the  {June  bug}.  Called 
  also  {dorr},  {dorbeetle},  or  {dorrbeetle},  {dorbug}, 
  {dorrfly},  and  {buzzard  clock}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockchafer  \Cock"chaf`er\,  n.  [See  {Chafer}  the  beetle.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  beetle  of  the  genus  {Melolontha}  (esp.  {M.  vulgaris})  and 
  allied  genera;  --  called  also  {May  bug},  {chafer},  or 
  {dorbeetle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dorbeetle 
  n  :  Old  World  dung  beetle  that  flies  with  a  droning  sound 




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