"scarabee" Definition

  1. n. Any one of numerous species of lamellicorn beetles of the genus Scarabaeus, or family Scarabaeidae, especially the sacred, or Egyptian, species (Scarabaeus sacer, and S. Egyptiorum).
  2. n. A stylized representation of a scarab beetle in stone or faience; -- a symbol of resurrection, used by the ancient Egyptians as an ornament or a talisman, and in modern times used in jewelry, usually by engraving designs on cabuchon stones. Also used attributively; as, a scarab bracelet [a bracelet containing scarabs]; a scarab [the carved stone itelf].

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Position in dictionary: 87123 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "scarabee": 1
Words that end with "scarabee": 1
Words that contain "scarabee": 1
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