Cursoria

plural noun Cur·so·ria \-ōrēə\

Definition of Cursoria

in some classifications

  1. :  a suborder of Orthoptera including cockroaches, mantes, and stick insects comprising those that progress by running and not leaping — compare saltatoria

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of cursoria

New Latin, from Late Latin, neuter plural of cursorius of running, from Latin cursus running, course (from cursus, past participle) + -orius -ory


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Cursoria? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!