noun Stig·mo·de·ra \ˌstigməˈdirə, stigˈmädərə\

Definition of Stigmodera

  1. :  a large chiefly Australian genus of buprestid beetles many of which are brilliant green

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Origin and Etymology of stigmodera

New Latin, probably from stigmo- (from Latin stigmat-, stigma) + -dera (from Greek derē, deirē neck) — more at der-

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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