carabid

carabid [kar′ə bid΄]
n.
< ModL < Gr karabos, a horned beetle

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car·a·bid (kărʹə-bĭd, kə-răbʹĭd) n.
Any of a large family (Carabidae) of chiefly black beetles that often inhabit the spaces under stones, logs, or piles of debris and feed on other insects. Also called ground beetle.
  [From New Latin Cārabidae, family name, from Latin cārabus, crustacean, from Greek kārabos, horned beetle, crayfish.]   carʹa·bid adj.

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  • Carabid — Car a*bid, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the genus {Carabus} or family {Carabidae}. n. One of the {Carabidae}, a family of active insectivorous beetles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carabid — [kar′ə bid΄] n. [< ModL < Gr karabos, a horned beetle] GROUND BEETLE …   English World dictionary

  • carabid — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek karabos horned beetle Date: 1880 ground beetle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carabid — noun Any of very many shiny black beetles of the family Carabidae …   Wiktionary

  • caràbid — ca|rà|bid Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • carabid — n. ground beetle, any of a family of insect eating beetles that are black or metallic in color and live under rocks or various rubble …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carabid — [ karəbɪd] noun Entomology a beetle of a family (Carabidae) comprising the predatory ground beetles. Origin C19: from mod. L Carabidae, from L. carabus, denoting a kind of crab …   English new terms dictionary

  • carabid — ca·ra·bid …   English syllables

  • carabid — ˈkarəbə̇d, kəˈrabə̇d noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Carabidae : a beetle of the family Carabidae : ground beetle …   Useful english dictionary

  • carabid beetles — type of beetle, type of insect …   English contemporary dictionary

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