plural -s
: a beetle of a genus (Calligrapha) of brightly marked foliage-eating beetles see elm calligrapha

Word History


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

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“Calligrapha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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