Definition of tumblebug in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəmbəlˌbəɡ/


North American
A dung beetle that rolls balls of dung along the ground.
Example sentences
  • I had always been deceived when I attempted to judge the weight of the tumblebug by his size.
  • Upon doing the research for my report, I learned that the sacred scarab beetle was actually a tumblebug.

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Syllabification: tum·ble·bug

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