hispa

noun
his·​pa | \ ˈhispə \

Definition of hispa

1 capitalized : a genus (often the type of the family Hispidae) of spiny Old World beetles with larvae that are leaf miners
2 plural -s : a beetle of Hispa or various closely related genera

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for hispa

New Latin, irregular from Latin hispidus rough, hairy, bristly

Learn More About hispa

Dictionary Entries Near hispa

hisn

hispa

Hispania

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for hispa

Cite this Entry

“Hispa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hispa. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!