Am·​a·​ra | \ ˈamərə\

Definition of Amara

: a large genus of phytophagous ground beetles (family Carabidae) of oblong-ovate form, medium size, and usually bronze color

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First Known Use of Amara

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amara

New Latin, from Greek, trench; akin to Greek amē shovel, diaman to dig, Old Slavic jama pit

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