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goliath beetle

Syllabification: go·li·ath bee·tle

Definition of goliath beetle in English:

noun

A very large, boldly marked tropical beetle related to the chafers, the male of which has a forked horn on the head.
  • Genus Goliathus, family Scarabaeidae: several species, in particular G. giganteus of Africa, which is the largest known beetle
Example sentences
  • Of all the insects discovered so far, the goliath beetle is the world's record holder for size.
  • There may be others out there, lurking in the jungle, that are even bigger than the goliath beetle.
  • Scarab beetles like the goliath beetle help to recycle ‘used material’ and keep the earth a clean place to live.

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