/koh'lee op"teuhr euhn, kol'ee-/, adj.
1. belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera.
2. a beetle.
[1840-50; COLEOPTER(A) + -AN]

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coleˈopteran, n.
[f. as prec. + -an.]
A member of the Coleoptera.
in Craig.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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