pinacate bug

noun

pi·​na·​ca·​te bug
¦pēnə¦kätē-
: any of several clumsy wingless beetles of the genus Eleodes (family Tenebrionidae) found in arid regions of the Pacific states

Word History

Etymology

Mexican Spanish pinacate, from Nahuatl pinacatl

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“Pinacate bug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinacate%20bug. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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