• synonyms


[koh-lee-op-ter-uh n, kol-ee-]
See more synonyms for coleopteron on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural co·le·op·ter·a [koh-lee-op-ter-uh, kol-ee-] /ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tər ə, ˌkɒl i-/.
  1. a coleopterous insect; beetle.
Show More

Origin of coleopteron

1755–65; < New Latin < Greek: singular of Coleoptera
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for coleopteron

Historical Examples

  • It seemed that Coleopteron was under some divine protection which enabled him to elude so large a crowd.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, May 21, 1919.