Definition of goliath beetle in English:

goliath beetle

Line breaks: goliath bee¦tle
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈlʌɪəθ


  • 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
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    • 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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