Scar, n. [L. scarus, a kind of fish, Gr. ska`ros.] (Zol.) A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.
Scar"a*bee(?), } n. [L. scarabaeus; cf. F. scarabe.] 1. (Zol.) Any one of numerous species of lamellicorn beetles of the genus Scarabus, or family Scarabid, especially the sacred, or Egyptian, species (Scarabus sacer, and Scarabus Egyptiorum).
(Egyptian Archology, Jewelry) A stylized representation of a scarab beetle carved in stone or faience, or made in baked clay, usually in a conventionalized form in which the beetle has its legs held closely at its sides, and commonly having an inscription on the flat underside; -- a symbol of resurrection, used by the ancient Egyptians as an ornament or a talisman, and in modern times used in jewelry, usually by engraving the formalized scarab design on cabuchon stones. Also used attributively; as, a
scarab bracelet [a bracelet containing
scarabs]; a ring with a
scarab [the carved stone itelf].
[1913 Webster +PJC]
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