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