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clavicorn

[klav-i-kawrn]
adjective
  1. having club-shaped antennae, as many beetles of the group Clavicornia.
  2. belonging or pertaining to the group Clavicornia.
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noun
  1. 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 cornū horn
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Historical Examples of 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)

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British Dictionary definitions for clavicorn

clavicorn

noun
  1. any beetle of the group Clavicornia, including the ladybirds, characterized by club-shaped antennae
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Clavicornia
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Word Origin for clavicorn

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