Definition of black beetle in English:

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black beetle

noun

British informal
The common cockroach.
Example sentences
  • After lunch by the riverside on our final day we watch as a small black beetle battles with a much bigger spider, assuming mistakenly that the larger insect has it all sewn up.
  • Large shiny black beetles who know a trick or two about tooting have invaded the complex.
  • I daresay every black beetle thinks it must have a complete explanation of the world as one of the indispensable qualifications of a respectable cockroach.

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