Scarab
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British pronunciation/skˈæɹæb/
American pronunciation/skˈæɹæb/
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a large black dung beetle considered to be holy by ancient Egyptians

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scarab definition and meaning

What is a "scarab"?

A scarab is a type of beetle belonging to the family Scarabaeidae, characterized by its stout body and distinctive shape. These beetles are known for their oval or elongated bodies and often exhibit bright metallic colors or patterns. Scarabs have a significant cultural and historical significance, particularly in ancient Egyptian civilization, where they were revered as symbols of rebirth and fertility. They play essential roles in various ecosystems as decomposers, pollinators, and prey for other organisms.

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