Anom·​a·​la | \ əˈnämələ \

Definition of Anomala

: 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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First Known Use of Anomala

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anomala

New Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of anomalus anomalous

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“Anomala.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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