noun No·mi·us \ˈnōmēəs\

Definition of Nomius

  1. :  a genus of ground beetles (family Carabidae) one of which (N. pygmaeus) occurs in parts of Europe and North America and produces a strong offensive odor

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 nomius

New Latin

Seen and Heard

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


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!