capricorn beetle

noun

Definition of capricorn beetle

: any of various beetles of the family Cerambycidae

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History and Etymology for capricorn beetle

earlier capricorn, probably from (assumed) New Latin capricornus, from Latin; from the hornlike antennae

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“Capricorn beetle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capricorn%20beetle. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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