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Definition: sexton beetle
, n. [Gr. nekro`s a dead body + fe`rein
to bear.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of beetles of the genus
and allied genera; -- called also burying beetle
, carrion beetle
, sexton beetle
Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on
A prey for carrion kites. --Shak.
(Zo["o]l.), any beetle that feeds habitually
on dead animals; -- also called sexton beetle
. There are many kinds, belonging mostly
to the family Silphid[ae]
(Zo["o]l.), a South American bird of
several species and genera (as Ibycter
), which act as scavengers. See Caracara
, the common European crow (Corvus corone
which feeds on carrion, insects, fruits, and seeds.