staph·​y·​li·​nid ˌsta-fə-ˈlī-nəd How to pronounce staphylinid (audio)
staphylinid adjective

Word History


New Latin Staphylinidae, ultimately from Greek staphylē bunch of grapes

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of staphylinid was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Staphylinid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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