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longicorn

[lon-ji-kawrn] /ˈlɒn dʒɪˌkɔrn/
adjective
1.
having long antennae.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Cerambycidae, comprising the long-horned beetles.
noun
Origin
1840-1850
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
1.
Also called longicorn beetle, long-horned beetle. any beetle of the family Cerambycidae, having a long narrow body, long legs, and long antennae
adjective
2.
(zoology) having or designating long antennae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin longicornis long-horned
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Encyclopedia Article for longicorn

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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