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long-horned beetle

[lawng-hawrnd, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌhɔrnd, ˈlɒŋ-/
noun
1.
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.
Also called longhorn.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for long-horned beetle

long-horned beetle

noun
1.
the longicorn beetle See longicorn (sense 1)
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Encyclopedia Article for long-horned beetle

any of about 25,000 species of beetles (insect order Coleoptera) whose common name is derived from the extremely long antennae of most species. These beetles occur throughout the world but are most numerous in the tropics. They range in size from 2 to 152 mm (less than 18 to about 6 inches). However, these lengths may double or triple when the antennae are included.

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