brachinus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of adephagous beetles, of the household Carabidæ, sometimes giving name to a family group Brachinidæ. They are the bombardier-beetles, that B. crepitans is an example. See cut under bombardier-beetle.
    • bombardier beetles

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    • This was cantankerously an abject brachinus
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