calligrapha

noun cal·lig·ra·pha \kəˈligrəfə, ka-\

Definition of calligrapha

plural

-s

  1. :  a beetle of a genus (Calligrapha) of brightly marked foliage-eating beetles — see elm calligrapha

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Origin and Etymology of calligrapha

New Latin, genus of beetles, from calli- + -grapha (from Greek graphein to write) — more at carve


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