Cicindelidae

noun
tiger beetles
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Coleoptera, ↑order Coleoptera
Member Meronyms: ↑tiger beetle

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\\ˌsisə̇nˈdeləˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Cicindela, type genus (from Latin, glowworm) + -idae; akin to Latin candēre to shine — more at candid
: a family of active free-flying usually bright colored diurnal predaceous beetles comprising the tiger beetles

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Cicindelidae /si-sin-dēˈli-dē/
noun
A family of carnivorous beetles, the tiger beetles, that hunt their insect prey on the run
ORIGIN: L cicindēla glow-worm, from candēla a candle

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