plural noun
Cu·​cu·​ji·​dae | \ -üyəˌdē, -üjə- \

Definition of Cucujidae

: a family of small flattened elongated beetles (suborder Polyphaga) that live mostly under the bark of trees — compare saw-toothed grain beetle

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History and Etymology for Cucujidae

New Latin, from Cucujus, type genus (probably from Spanish cocuyo, cucuyo fire beetle) + -idae

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“Cucujidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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