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long-horned beetle

[ lawng-hawrnd, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌhɔrnd, ˈlɒŋ- /
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noun

any of numerous, often brightly colored beetles of the family Cerambycidae, usually with long antennae, the larva of which bores into the wood of living or decaying trees.

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Also called longhorn.

Origin of long-horned beetle

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for long-horned beetle

long-horned beetle

noun

the longicorn beetleSee longicorn (def. 1)
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