Any insect of the order Coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See Coleoptera.
A flying insect whose folded wings are protected inside a flap of exoskeleton. Obviously God's favorite creature, as there are over 300,000 known species.
( Entom.). an insect of the order Coleoptera, having its wings covered and protected by hard outer wing-cases.