noun Anom·a·la \əˈnämələ\

Definition of Anomala

  1. :  a genus of beetles (family Scarabaeidae) having grubs that feed mainly on the roots of plants and including several pests of cultivated grasses — see oriental beetle

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Origin and Etymology of anomala

New Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of anomalus anomalous

First Known Use: 1830

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to cast off or become cast off

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