Lucanus

noun
Lu·​ca·​nus

Definition of Lucanus

: a genus (the type of the family Lucanidae) of beetles

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History and Etymology for Lucanus

New Latin, perhaps from Late Latin, daylight, from Latin luc-, lux light + -anus -an

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“Lucanus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lucanus. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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