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gold beetle

Syllabification: gold bee·tle
(also goldbug)

Definition of gold beetle in English:

noun

North American
A leaf beetle with metallic gold coloration.
  • Several species in the family Chrysomelidae, in particular Metriona bicolor
Example sentences
  • They are sometimes called gold beetles because of the metallic sheen produced by their carapace.
  • Relatives of the tropical gold beetles, such as the green and silver-striped scarab known as Plusiotis gloriosa, are found here in North America.
  • A couple of those Rivenese gold beetles ought to tell for sure.

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