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 (kăr′ə-bĭd, kə-răb′ĭd)
Any of numerous chiefly dark-colored predaceous beetles of the family Carabidae that are often found under stones, logs, or piles of debris. Also called ground beetle.

[From New Latin Cārabidae, family name, from Latin cārabus, crustacean, from Greek kārabos, horned beetle, crayfish.]

car′a·bid adj.
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(Animals) any typically dark-coloured beetle of the family Carabidae, including the bombardier and other ground beetles
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Carabidae
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin cārabus a kind of crab (name applied to these beetles)]
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