[koh-lee-op-ter-uh s, kol-ee-]
- belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera, comprising the beetles.
Origin of coleopterous
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Examples from the Web for coleopterous
But I think he has learned something else of his coleopterous friends.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The sitaris is a coleopterous parasite in the nests of the anthopore.The Natural Philosophy of Love
Remy de Gourmont
But which of the Coleopterous tribes are entitled to the precedency?An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
He asserts also, that no coleopterous insect can fly against the wind.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4)
Bug, a coleopterous insect, or what in England is called a beetle.