coleopterous

[ koh-lee-op-ter-uhs, kol-ee- ]
/ ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tər əs, ˌkɒl i- /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera, comprising the beetles.

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Origin of coleopterous

First recorded in 1785–95; see origin at Coleoptera, -ous
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