noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek chrysomēlolonthē golden cockchafer Date: circa 1904 any of a large family (Chrysomelidae) of small, usually oval and smooth, shining, and brightly colored beetles (as the Colorado potato beetle) • chrysomelid adjective

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