Cleridae

noun
beetles that prey on other insects
Syn: ↑family Cleridae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Coleoptera, ↑order Coleoptera
Member Meronyms: ↑clerid beetle, ↑clerid

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\\ˈklerəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Clerus, type genus (from Greek klēros, a kind of beetle, probably of the genus Clerus) + -idae
: a family of beetles related to the soldier beetles and fireflies and usually of bright checkered colors or metallic luster and predaceous on other insects

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