Dorrbeetle definition

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dor \Dor\, n. [Cf. AS. dora drone, locust, D. tor beetle, L.
     taurus a kind of beetle. Cf. {Dormouse}.] (Zool.)
     A large European scaraboid beetle ({Geotrupes stercorarius}),
     which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also
     applied to allied American species, as the {June bug}. Called
     also {dorr}, {dorbeetle}, or {dorrbeetle}, {dorbug},


     {dorrfly}, and {buzzard clock}.
     [1913 Webster]

















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