1. active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging habits;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rove \Rove\, n.
The act of wandering; a ramble.
In thy nocturnal rove one moment halt. --Young.
Rove beetle (Zool.), any one of numerous species of beetles
of the family Staphylinidae, having short elytra beneath
which the wings are folded transversely. They are rapid
runners, and seldom fly.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: active beetle typically having predatory or scavenging