[ koh-lee-op-ter-uhn, kol-ee- ]
/ ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tər ən, ˌkɒl i- /
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noun, plural co·le·op·ter·a [koh-lee-op-ter-uh, kol-ee-]. /ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tər ə, ˌkɒl i-/.
a coleopterous insect; beetle.
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Origin of coleopteron
First recorded in 1755–65; from New Latin, from Greek: singular of Coleoptera
Words nearby coleopteron
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Example sentences from the Web for coleopteron
It seemed that Coleopteron was under some divine protection which enabled him to elude so large a crowd.