Adelphocoris

noun

Ad·​el·​phoc·​o·​ris
ˌa-dᵊl-ˈfä-kə-rəs
: a widely distributed genus of rather small mirid bugs including a number of species destructive to economic plants (as the alfalfa plant bug)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from adelpho- + Greek koris bug

First Known Use

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Adelphocoris was circa 1904

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Adelphocoris

Cite this Entry

“Adelphocoris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adelphocoris. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!