longhorned beetle

long-horned beetle

[lawng-hawrnd, long-]
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.
Also called longhorn.


Origin:
1830–40

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long-horned beetle
 
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See longicorn the longicorn beetle

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