Origin of Coleoptera
noun, plural co·le·op·ter·a [koh-lee-op-ter-uh, kol-ee-] /ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tər ə, ˌkɒl i-/.
Origin of coleopteron
Examples from the Web for coleoptera
Coleoptera are given to cavalage, of duration varying from ten hours to two days.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
Like all of the coleoptera, the Mercurians were hexapoda (six legged).
Arthrium: Coleoptera; the minute, concealed tarsal joint in pseudotetramera and trimera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
The Coleoptera and the Lepidoptera form the glory of all great collections for their size and magnificence.
The Coleoptera (Beetles) are the best adapted for these experiments.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
1763, from Modern Latin, from Greek koleopteros, literally "sheath-wing," used by Aristotle to describe beetles, from koleos "sheath" (see cell) + pteron "wing" (see pterodactyl). Related: Coleopterous.