Corydalus

noun
Co·​ryd·​a·​lus | \ -ᵊləs \

Definition of Corydalus

: a genus (the type of the family Corydalidae) of large megalopterous insects that includes the dobsons and in some classifications is placed in the family Sialidae

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History and Etymology for Corydalus

New Latin, from Latin, crested lark, from Greek korydalos; akin to Latin cornu horn

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“Corydalus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Corydalus. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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