plural noun Mel·o·lon·thi·dae \ˌmeləˈlän(t)thəˌdē\

Definition of Melolonthidae

  1. :  a family of beetles closely related to and often included as a subfamily of Scarabaeidae — see cockchafer



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Origin and Etymology of melolonthidae

New Latin, from Melolontha, type genus (from Greek mēlolonthē cockchafer) + -idae

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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