Definition of 'beetle'
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Example sentences containing 'beetle'
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They also come down to the ground for worms and beetles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Spray on the plants as soon as you see the red adult beetles. The Sun (2008)Diving beetles are predatory insects found across the northern hemisphere. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Keep an eye out for scarlet lily beetles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Keep an eye open on sunny mornings for the first round of scarlet lily beetles. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This means the birds have an abundance of worms, beetles and flies. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They move around and feed mostly at night, probing in soft earth for worms and beetles. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What are the red beetles that are eating my snake's heads? The Sun (2016)They have drawers of wonderful insects, including beetles that look like drops of gold. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The scarlet lily beetle, so beautiful and so destructive. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Scarlet lily beetles are at work, chomping away. Times, Sunday Times (2010)WHAT are the red beetles eating my lilies? The Sun (2013)The chicks came down and spent a lot of time on the ground, doubtless looking for beetles or other insects. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their usual food source is not available because worms, beetles and other prey are hidden away at this time of year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And these new lilies, for the first summer at least, will have resistance to attack by scarlet lily beetle and their larvae. The Sun (2009)I beetle through woods along a track, with the Loire to myself. Times, Sunday Times (2012)WHAT can I use to stop red lily beetles eating my lilies this year? The Sun (2013)HOW can I stop red lily beetles ruining my lilies this year? The Sun (2013)HOW can I stop red beetles eating my lily plants? The Sun (2011)I've already seen my first scarlet lily beetle on the ground above a clump of lilies - and not a leaf to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'beetle'
British English: beetle /ˈbiːtl/ NOUN
A beetle is an insect with a hard covering to its body.
- American English: beetle
- Arabic: خُنْفَسَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: besouro
- Chinese: 甲虫
- Croatian: buba
- Czech: brouk
- Danish: bille
- Dutch: kever
- European Spanish: escarabajo
- Finnish: kovakuoriainen
- French: scarabée
- German: Käfer
- Greek: σκαθάρι
- Italian: scarabeo
- Japanese: カブトムシ
- Korean: 딱정벌레
- Norwegian: bille
- Polish: chrząszcz
- European Portuguese: besouro
- Romanian: cărăbuș
- Russian: жук
- Spanish: escarabajo
- Swedish: skalbagge
- Thai: แมลงปีกแข็ง เช่นตัวด้วง
- Turkish: böcek
- Ukrainian: жук
- Vietnamese: bọ cánh cứng
Definition of beetle from the Collins English Dictionary
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