Coccinella

noun Coc·ci·nel·la \ˌkäksəˈnelə\

Definition of Coccinella

  1. :  a cosmopolitan genus of small beetles that is the type of the family Coccinellidae and includes a number of typical ladybugs

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Origin and Etymology of coccinella

New Latin, from Latin coccinus scarlet-colored (from Greek kokkinos, from kokkos kermes berry) + -ella


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