1. a clavicorn beetle.

Origin of clavicorn

1830–40; < New Latin clavicornis, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -i- -i- + -cornis, combining form of cornū horn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. any beetle of the group Clavicornia, including the ladybirds, characterized by club-shaped antennae
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Clavicornia

Word Origin for clavicorn

C19: from New Latin Clavicornia, from Latin clāva club + cornū horn
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