- 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.
Origin of long-horned beetle
First recorded in 1830–40
Also called longhorn.
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- the longicorn beetleSee longicorn (def. 1)
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