Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having wings covered with a case or sheath; coleopterous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having wings covered with a case or sheath; belonging to the Coleoptera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as coleopterous.

Etymologies

From κολεός (koleos, "sheath") and πτερόν (pteron, "wing") + English -al. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.