Definitions

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

  • n. Any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae, which includes the click beetles.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the family Elateridae.

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  • n. Any member of the Elateridae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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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