Definition of musk beetle in English:

musk beetle

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noun

A slender longhorn beetle that is dark metallic green and emits a musk-like scent.
  • Aromia moschata, family Cerambycidae
More example sentences
  • The musk beetle is quite rare in southern Britain and this one had flown into one of our ringing nets.
  • A similar odor is emitted from the glands of musk ox, musk rat and musk shrew and musk beetle.
  • The musk beetle is a species of longhorn beetle with a somewhat coppery tint.

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