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coleopterous

[koh-lee-op-ter-uh s, kol-ee-] /ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tər əs, ˌkɒl i-/
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1.
belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera, comprising the beetles.
Origin of coleopterous
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; See origin at Coleoptera, -ous
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