plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Cucujidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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