Definition of tenebrionid in English:


Line breaks: tene|bri¦onid
Pronunciation: /tɪˌnɛbrɪˈɒnɪd


  • A beetle of a family (Tenebrionidae) that comprises the darkling beetles.
    More example sentences
    • Also on his page are pictures of a large tenebrionid beetle and a camel spider.
    • All of the newly emerged seedlings were consumed and killed by a tenebrionid beetle.
    • I found a large numbers of small black tenebrionid beetles.


1920s: from modern Latin Tenebrionidae (plural), from tenebrio 'night spirit'.

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