Altica

noun

Al·​ti·​ca
ˈaltikə
: a genus of flea beetles usually of blue or green color

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, probably irregular from Greek haltikos good at leaping, from hallesthai to leap

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Altica was in 1824

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“Altica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Altica. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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