Amara

noun Am·a·ra \ˈamərə\

Definition of Amara

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

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Origin and Etymology of amara

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


First Known Use: 1825


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