- having club-shaped antennae, as many beetles of the group Clavicornia.
- belonging or pertaining to the group Clavicornia.
- a clavicorn beetle.
Origin of clavicorn
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Silpha, sil′fa, n. a genus of clavicorn beetles, the carrion-beetles.
- any beetle of the group Clavicornia, including the ladybirds, characterized by club-shaped antennae
- 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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