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longicorn

Line breaks: lon¦gi|corn
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒn(d)ʒɪkɔːn
 
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Definition of longicorn in English:

noun

Former term for longhorn beetle.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin longicornis, from Latin longus 'long' + cornu 'horn'.

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