Chrysolina

noun Chry·sol·i·na \krə̇ˈsälənə\

Definition of Chrysolina

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of chrysolina

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


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