Definition of rhinoceros beetle in English:

rhinoceros beetle

Line breaks: rhi|noceros bee¦tle

noun

  • A very large mainly tropical beetle, the male of which has a curved horn extending from the head and typically another from the thorax. In some parts of Asia males are put to fight as a spectator sport.
    • Several genera and species in the family Scarabaeidae, including Oryctes rhinoceros, which is a serious pest of cocoa palms
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    • Perhaps a different son-in-law might have described her as a senseless, whining, nagging, leather-faced old whitlow, not fit to cohabit with a rhinoceros beetle.
    • When the substantially more nourishing bulk of a full-grown rhinoceros beetle lumbers by this week, be sure to reel it in.
    • I recently interviewed a rhinoceros beetle breeder, Akahane-San, who lives in the town of Takato on the island of Honshu.

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