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longicorn

[ lon-ji-kawrn ]
/ ˈlɒn dʒɪˌkɔrn /
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adjective
having long antennae.
belonging or pertaining to the Cerambycidae, comprising the long-horned beetles.
noun
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Origin of longicorn

1840–50; <New Latin longicornis long-horned, equivalent to longi-longi- + corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for longicorn

longicorn
/ (ˈlɒndʒɪˌkɔːn) /

noun
Also called: longicorn beetle, long-horned beetle any beetle of the family Cerambycidae, having a long narrow body, long legs, and long antennae
adjective
zoology having or designating long antennae

Word Origin for longicorn

C19: from New Latin longicornis long-horned
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