[ kris-uh-mel-id, -mee-lid ]
/ ˌkrɪs əˈmɛl ɪd, -ˈmi lɪd /


any beetle of the family Chrysomelidae, comprising the leaf beetles.


belonging or pertaining to the family Chrysomelidae.

Origin of chrysomelid

1920–25; < New Latin Chrysomelidae name of the family, equivalent to Chrysomel(a) a genus (feminine derivative of Greek chrȳsómēlon quince, equivalent to chrȳso- chryso- + mêlon apple; see -a4) + -idae -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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