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chrysomelid

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noun chrys·o·me·lid \ˌkri-sə-ˈme-ləd, -ˈmē-\

Definition of chrysomelid

  1. :  any of a large family (Chrysomelidae) of small, usually oval and smooth, shining, and brightly colored beetles (as the Colorado potato beetle)

chrysomelid

adjective


Origin and Etymology of chrysomelid

ultimately from Greek chrysomēlolonthē golden cockchafer


First Known Use: circa 1904


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