Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae; a click beetle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Elateridæ.
  • noun One of the Elateridæ; a click-beetle, spring-beetle, or skipjack.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology Any member of the Elateridae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various widely distributed beetles

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Elatēridae, family name, from Greek elatēr, driver; see elater.]

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