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longicorn

[lon-ji-kawrn] /ˈlɒn dʒɪˌkɔrn/ Entomology
adjective
1.
having long antennae.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Cerambycidae, comprising the long-horned beetles.
noun
Origin of longicorn
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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