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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.

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Origin of clavicorn

1830–40; <New Latin clavicornis, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -i--i- + -cornis, combining form of cornūhorn
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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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