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synonyms for beetle

  • oversize
  • bag
  • balloon
  • belly
  • bilge
  • billow
  • bloat
  • blob
  • bug out
  • dilate
  • distend
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extrude
  • jut
  • massive
  • overhang
  • poke
  • pop out
  • pouch
  • protrude
  • protuberate
  • puff out
  • sag
  • stand out
  • stick out
  • swell
See also synonyms for: beetled / beetles / beetling
  • tick
  • vermin
  • pest
  • mite
  • bee
  • fly
  • louse
  • arachnid
  • butterfly
  • gnat
  • dragonfly
  • moth
  • grasshopper
  • spider
  • cockroach
  • termite
  • ant
  • mosquito
  • flea
  • fruit fly
  • aphid
  • ladybug
  • cootie
  • bumblebee
  • bedbug
  • arthropod
  • hornet
  • daddy longlegs
  • praying mantis
  • yellowjacket
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How to use beetle in a sentence

Examples include some beetles and rainforest kangaroos called pademelons.
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE AUSTRALIAN STINGING TREEREBECCA E. HIRSCHNOVEMBER 25, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The diabolical ironclad beetle is like a tiny tank on six legs.
THE DIABOLICAL IRONCLAD BEETLE IS NEARLY UNSQUISHABLEMARIA TEMMINGNOVEMBER 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Near the back of the beetle, the ridges are not as tightly interlocked.
THE DIABOLICAL IRONCLAD BEETLE IS NEARLY UNSQUISHABLEMARIA TEMMINGNOVEMBER 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
He writes of the beetles that save mimosa trees in Houston, his daughter’s death at age 38 and greeting “small nervous birds” in walks along the sea.
EIGHTY YEARS OF MEMORIES THAT WILL STIR READERS’ OWNCONNIE SCHULTZNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Last weekend, China’s customs agency banned imports of timber from Queensland, claiming it had found a beetle infestation in one shipment.
CHINA IS RAMPING UP ITS OTHER BIG TRADE WAREAMONBARRETTNOVEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
That flexibility helps the beetle absorb compression in a region of its body that is safer to squish.
THE DIABOLICAL IRONCLAD BEETLE CAN SURVIVE GETTING RUN OVER BY A CAR. HERE’S HOWMARIA TEMMINGOCTOBER 21, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
There are no summertime tomatoes or winter squash without pollinators, no gentle removal of dead animals without the dermestid beetles that attend them.
HOW TO COUNT INSECTS FROM SPACEKATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Rutherford mostly makes a living hunting and cleaning off animal skulls with the help of a colony of dermestid beetles.
3 NEW NOVELS SHOW A NATURAL WORLD IN PERILERIN BERGEROCTOBER 3, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Unsurprisingly, the frogs did try to capture the beetles—and generally succeeded in swallowing them.
THIS SCIENTIST THOUGHT HE’D FOUND THE SOURCE OF ALL SEXUAL ENERGYPOPSCI STAFFSEPTEMBER 17, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Shinji Sugiura regularly feeds beetles to predators to see what happens.
SOME BEETLES CAN BE EATEN BY A FROG, THEN WALK OUT THE OTHER ENDJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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WORDS RELATED TO BEETLE

  • ant
  • beetle
  • cootie
  • flea
  • gnat
  • louse
  • pest
  • vermin
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