What does the word beetle mean?

Usage examples for beetle

  1. Under the circumstances, any old moth or beetle or spider, dead or alive, would be better than nothing. – Children of the Wild by Charles G. D. Roberts
  2. Thus Athanasius thought, and he wanted to tell it all to his brother; but John was out of the range of hearing, and could be seen only as a speck the size of a beetle on another mountain. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  3. But no beetle ever smiled as ours does. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael