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Definition of sexton beetle

sexton beetle
Necrophore Nec"ro*phore, n. [Gr. ? a dead body + ? to bear.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of beetles of the genus Necrophorus and allied genera; -- called also burying beetle, carrion beetle, sexton beetle.
Sexton beetle
Sexton Sex"ton, n. [OE. sextein, contr. fr. sacristan.] An under officer of a church, whose business is to take care of the church building and the vessels, vestments, etc., belonging to the church, to attend on the officiating clergyman, and to perform other duties pertaining to the church, such as to dig graves, ring the bell, etc. Sexton beetle (Zo["o]l.), a burying beetle.
sexton beetle
Carrion Car"ri*on, a. Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion. A prey for carrion kites. --Shak. Carrion beetle (Zo["o]l.), any beetle that feeds habitually on dead animals; -- also called sexton beetle and burying beetle. There are many kinds, belonging mostly to the family Silphid[ae]. Carrion buzzard (Zo["o]l.), a South American bird of several species and genera (as Ibycter, Milvago, and Polyborus), which act as scavengers. See Caracara. Carrion crow, the common European crow (Corvus corone) which feeds on carrion, insects, fruits, and seeds.

Meaning of sexton beetle from wikipedia

- Burying beetles or ****ton beetles, genus Nicrophorus, are the best-known members of the family Silphidae (carrion beetles). Most of these beetles are black...
- maintenance of the church buildings and/or the surrounding graveyard; and ringing of the church bells ****ton beetle, alternative name for the burying beetle...
- subfamilies: Silphinae and Nicrophorinae. Nicrophorines are sometimes known as ****ton beetles. The number of species is relatively small and around two hundred. They...
- burying beetle or gravediggers, ****ton beetle, tiger beetle, bloody nose beetle, tortoise beetle, diving beetle, devil’s coach horse, weevil, click beetle, malachite...
- ****ton Blake is a fictional character, a detective who has been featured in many British comic strips, novels and dramatic productions since 1893. ****ton...
- burying beetle first described by Thomas Say in 1825. It is a member of the genus Nicrophorus or ****ton beetles, comprising the most common beetles in the...
- Nicrophorus interruptus is a species of burying beetle or ****ton beetle belonging to the family Silphidae subfamily Nicrophorinae. Subspecies include:...
- (gold-necked carrion beetle or tomentose burying beetle) is a species of burying beetle that was described by Friedrich Weber in 1801. The beetle belongs to the...
- ****ton Ming (born 1961) is a British artist, poet and musician who was a founding member of The Medway Poets (1979) and Stuckism art movement (1999). Ming...
- ****ton (1999), pp. 9–10. ****ton (1999), p. 8. ****ton (1999), p. 10. ****ton (1999), pp. 10–11. ****ton (1999), p. 11. ****ton (1999), pp. 11–12. ****ton (1999)...
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