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Main Entry: 1beeˇtle
Pronunciation: primarystressbemacront-schwal
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English bitula "beetle," from the root of bimacrtan "to bite" --related to BITE
1 : any of an order of insects having four wings of which the first pair are stiff cases that fold over and protect the second pair when at rest
2 : any of various insects resembling a beetle
[beetle illustration]

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