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lampyrid

[lam-puh-rid] /ˈlæm pə rɪd/
noun
1.
any of several beetles of the family Lampyridae, comprising the fireflies.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the lampyrids.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Neo-Latin Lampyridae glowworm family, equivalent to Lampyr(is) type genus (< Greek lampyrís glowworm; see lamp) + -idae -id2
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