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clavicorn

[ klav-i-kawrn ]
/ ˈklæv ɪˌkɔrn /
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adjective

having club-shaped antennae, as many beetles of the group Clavicornia.
belonging or pertaining to the group Clavicornia.

noun

a clavicorn beetle.

Nearby words

claver, claves, clavicembalo, clavichord, clavicle, clavicorn, clavicotomy, clavicular, claviculate, clavicytherium, clavier

Origin of clavicorn

1830–40; < New Latin clavicornis, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -i- -i- + -cornis, combining form of cornū horn
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Examples from the Web for clavicorn

  • Silpha, sil′fa, n. a genus of clavicorn beetles, the carrion-beetles.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)|Various

British Dictionary definitions for clavicorn

clavicorn

/ (ˈklævɪˌkɔːn) /

noun

any beetle of the group Clavicornia, including the ladybirds, characterized by club-shaped antennae

adjective

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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