Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

plecopteran

play
noun ple·cop·ter·an \pli-ˈkäp-tə-rən\

Definition of plecopteran

plecopteran

adjective


Origin and Etymology of plecopteran

New Latin Plecoptera, group name, from Greek plekein to braid + pteron wing — more at ply, feather


First Known Use: circa 1890


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up plecopteran? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).