Chrysolina

noun
Chry·​sol·​i·​na | \ krə̇ˈsälənə \

Definition of Chrysolina

: a genus of small leaf-eating beetles (family Chrysomelidae) that have been extensively used in biological control of Klamath weed and other species of Hypericum

History and Etymology for Chrysolina

New Latin, modification of Greek chrysolinon gold thread, from chrys- + linon cord, thread, flax

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“Chrysolina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chrysolina. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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