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

Definition of tenebrionid in English:


A beetle of a family (Tenebrionidae) that comprises the darkling beetles.
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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