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

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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 27 Jul. 2021.

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