Translation of beetle in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbiːtl/


  • 1.1 c [Zool] escarabajo (m)
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    • Among all the insects only beetles have these specialized fore-wings.
    • A variety of insects, including some beetles and moths, mimic bees and wasps.
    • It turns out that only some male horned scarab beetles grow long horns and battle for mates.
    1.2 c (hammer) maza (f), marro (m) (Méx)
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    • Champ was prepared especially for the festival of Hallowe'en when large quantities of potatoes were pounded with a cylindrical wooden implement called a beetle.

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