Definition of scarab noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskærəb//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskærəb//
(also scarab beetle) Invertebrates
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a large black beetle (= an insect with a hard shell); a design showing a scarab beetle See related entries: Invertebrates Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally denoting a beetle of any kind): from Latin scarabaeus, from Greek skarabeios.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scarab