dorbeetle
Cockchafer Cock"chaf`er, n. [See {Chafer} the beetle.] (Zo["o]l.) A beetle of the genus {Melolontha} (esp. {Melolontha vulgaris}) and allied genera; -- called also {May bug}, {chafer}, or {dorbeetle}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dorbeetle — Dor bee tle, n. (Zo[ o]l.) See 1st {Dor}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dorbeetle — [dôr′bēt΄ l] n. 〚< ME dore (< OE dora, a beetle < IE base * dher , to buzz > Gr thrylein, to murmur, babble) + BEETLE1〛 1. any of several European dung beetles 2 …   Universalium

  • dorbeetle — [dôr′bēt΄ l] n. [< ME dore (< OE dora, a beetle < IE base * dher , to buzz > Gr thrylein, to murmur, babble) + BEETLE1] 1. any of several European dung beetles 2. any beetle that flies with a buzzing sound: Also dor …   English World dictionary

  • dorbeetle — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dorbeetle — noun …   Wiktionary

  • dorbeetle — /ˈdɔbitl/ (say dawbeetl) noun any of various beetles that fly with a droning sound, especially a common European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius. {dor + beetle1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dorbeetle — noun Old World dung beetle that flies with a droning sound • Hypernyms: ↑dung beetle * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: dor (I) + beetle : any of various beetles that fly with a buzzing sound; specifically : a common …   Useful english dictionary

  • buzzard clock — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chafer — Cockchafer Cock chaf er, n. [See {Chafer} the beetle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A beetle of the genus {Melolontha} (esp. {Melolontha vulgaris}) and allied genera; called also {May bug}, {chafer}, or {dorbeetle}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cockchafer — Cock chaf er, n. [See {Chafer} the beetle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A beetle of the genus {Melolontha} (esp. {Melolontha vulgaris}) and allied genera; called also {May bug}, {chafer}, or {dorbeetle}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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