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Capricorn beetle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Capricorn beetle (Zoöl) any beetle of the family Carambucidæ; one of the long-horned beetles. The larvæ usually bore into the wood or bark of trees and shrubs and are often destructive. See Girdler Pruner.
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Usage

In literature:

All those operated upon, Capricorns, sacred beetles, ground beetles, die in convulsions.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
Capricorn beetle: a Cerambycid or long horned beetle.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
A large black Capricorn Beetle, variegated with a lighter hue.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
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