longicorn

adjective

lon·​gi·​corn ˈlän-jə-ˌkȯrn How to pronounce longicorn (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or being long-horned beetles
2
: having long antennae
longicorn noun

Word History

Etymology

ultimately from Latin longus long + cornu horn — more at horn

First Known Use

circa 1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of longicorn was circa 1848

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“Longicorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longicorn. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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