co·​le·​op·​ter·​an ˌkō-lē-ˈäp-tə-rən How to pronounce coleopteran (audio)
coleopteran adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coleopteran was circa 1847

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“Coleopteran.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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