longicorn
adjective Etymology: ultimately from Latin longus long + cornu horn — more at horn Date: circa 1848 1. of, relating to, or being long-horned beetles 2. having long antennae • longicorn noun

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  • Longicorn — Lon gi*corn, a. [L. longus long + cornu horn: cf. F. longicorne.] (Zo[ o]l.) Long horned; pertaining to the {Longicornia}. n. One of the Longicornia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • longicorn — [län′ji kôrn΄] adj. [< LONGI + L cornu, HORN] having long feelers, or antennae, as the long horned beetles …   English World dictionary

  • longicorn — /ˈlɒndʒəkɔn/ (say lonjuhkawn) adjective 1. having long antennae, as beetles of the group Longicornia (family Cerambycidae). 2. belonging to this group. –noun 3. a longicorn or long horned beetle. {New Latin longicornis, from Latin longi long +… …   Australian English dictionary

  • longicorn — adj. [L. longus, long; cornu, horn] Having long antennae as in certain beetles …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • longicorn — /lon ji kawrn /, Entomol. adj. 1. having long antennae. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Cerambycidae, comprising the long horned beetles. n. 3. See long horned beetle. [1840 50; < NL longicornis long horned, equiv. to longi LONGI + corn(u) HORN …   Universalium

  • longicorn — 1. adjective a) Long horned. b) Of or related to the Longicornia. 2. noun One of the Longicornia …   Wiktionary

  • longicorn — n. (Zoology) long horned beetle having long legs and narrow colored body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • longicorn — [ lɒn(d)ʒɪkɔ:n] noun former term for longhorn beetle. Origin C19: from mod. L. longicornis, from L. longus long + cornu horn …   English new terms dictionary

  • longicorn — lon·gi·corn …   English syllables

  • longicorn — lon•gi•corn [[t]ˈlɒn dʒɪˌkɔrn[/t]] adj. 1) ent having long antennae 2) ent long horned beetle • Etymology: 1840–50; < NL longicornis long horned …   From formal English to slang

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