hispa

noun his·pa \ˈhispə\

Definition of hispa

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (often the type of the family Hispidae) of spiny Old World beetles with larvae that are leaf miners

  2. 2 plural -s :  a beetle of Hispa or various closely related genera

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Origin and Etymology of hispa

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


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