plural noun Cler·i·dae \ˈklerəˌdē\

Definition of Cleridae

  1. :  a family of beetles related to the soldier beetles and fireflies and usually of bright checkered colors or metallic luster and predaceous on other insects

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Origin and Etymology of cleridae

New Latin, from Clerus, type genus (from Greek klēros, a kind of beetle, probably of the genus Clerus) + -idae

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