plural noun

in some classifications
: a suborder of Orthoptera including cockroaches, mantes, and stick insects comprising those that progress by running and not leaping compare saltatoria

Word History


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

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“Cursoria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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