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clavicorn

[klav-i-kawrn] /ˈklæv ɪˌkɔrn/
adjective
1.
having club-shaped antennae, as many beetles of the group Clavicornia.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the group Clavicornia.
noun
3.
a clavicorn beetle.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin clavicornis, equivalent to Late Latin clāv(a) club + -i- -i- + -cornis, combining form of cornū horn
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British Dictionary definitions for clavicorn

clavicorn

/ˈklævɪˌkɔːn/
noun
1.
any beetle of the group Clavicornia, including the ladybirds, characterized by club-shaped antennae
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Clavicornia
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Clavicornia, from Latin clāva club + cornū horn
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