chrysomelid

noun
chrys·​o·​me·​lid | \ ˌkri-sə-ˈme-ləd , -ˈmē- \

Definition of chrysomelid

: any of a large family (Chrysomelidae) of small, usually oval and smooth, shining, and brightly colored beetles (such as the Colorado potato beetle)

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chrysomelid adjective

First Known Use of chrysomelid

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chrysomelid

ultimately from Greek chrysomēlolonthē golden cockchafer

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