noun sa·per·da \səˈpərdə\

Definition of saperda

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of long-horned beetles containing several whose larvae are destructive borers — see apple tree borer, linden borer

  2. 2 plural -s :  any beetle of the genus Saperda

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Origin and Etymology of saperda

New Latin, probably from Greek saperdēs, a fish, probably perch

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