Cucujo
Cucujo Cu*cu"jo (k??-k??"h?), n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) The fire beetle of Mexico and the West Indies. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cucujo — (Leuchtspringkäfer, Elater noctilucus, Leuchtkäfer), mit zwei gelben, bei Nacht leuchtenden Flecken auf dem Halsschilde; Länge über 1 Zoll; in Südamerika …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cucūjo — Cucūjo, s. Feuerfliege …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cucujo — Cucūjo, s. Schnellkäfer …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • cucujo — Fire beetle Fire bee tle (Zo[ o]l.) A very brilliantly luminous beetle ({Pyrophorus noctilucus}), one of the elaters, found in Central and South America; called also {cucujo}. The name is also applied to other species. See {Firefly}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cucujo — cu·cu·jo …   English syllables

  • cucujo — ü(ˌ)yō, ü(ˌ)jō noun ( s) Etymology: modification of Spanish cocuyo, cucuyo, from Taino, from cuyo fire : a luminous click beetle (Pyrophorus noctilucus) related to the cucubano and having a similar distribution …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phosphoreszénz — Phosphoreszénz, die Eigenschaft vieler Körper, bei mittlerer Temperatur schwaches Licht zu entwickeln. Die P. kann 1) die Folge chemischer Prozesse sein (Chemilumineszenz). Phosphor leuchtet an der Luft (nicht im Vakuum und in sauerstofffreien… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fire beetle — Fire bee tle (Zo[ o]l.) A very brilliantly luminous beetle ({Pyrophorus noctilucus}), one of the elaters, found in Central and South America; called also {cucujo}. The name is also applied to other species. See {Firefly}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pyrophorus noctilucus — Fire beetle Fire bee tle (Zo[ o]l.) A very brilliantly luminous beetle ({Pyrophorus noctilucus}), one of the elaters, found in Central and South America; called also {cucujo}. The name is also applied to other species. See {Firefly}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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