Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of the family Cicindelidæ, or tiger-beetles.

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Examples

  • The point seems to me equally obscure in many races of animals, and I know not how to tell whether a bee or cicindela is highest.

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  • A few glass tumblers inverted above as many of these larger holes during the summer will intercept the winged sprite into which he is shortly to be transfigured -- a brilliant metallic-hued beetle, perhaps flashing with bronzy gold or glittering like an emerald -- the beautiful _cicindela_, or tiger-beetle, known to the entomologist as the most agile winged among the coleopterous tribe; known to the populace, perhaps, simply as a bright glittering fly that revels in the hot summer sands of the sea-shore or dusty country road, making its short spans of glittering flight from the very feet of the observer.

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