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long-horned beetle

[lawng-hawrnd, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌhɔrnd, ˈlɒŋ-/
any of numerous, often brightly colored beetles of the family Cerambycidae, usually with long antennae, the larva of which bores into the wood of living or decaying trees.
Also called longhorn.
Origin of long-horned beetle
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the case of the oak tree, the damage is done by the Elaphidion villosum, (Fabricius), a long-horned beetle.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • Hatched inside the trunk, will the long-horned beetle be able to clear itself a way of escape?

British Dictionary definitions for long-horned beetle

long-horned beetle

the longicorn beetle See longicorn (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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