capitalized : a genus of long-horned beetles containing several whose larvae are destructive borers see apple tree borer, linden borer
plural -s : any beetle of the genus Saperda

Word History


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

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“Saperda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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