from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of clavicorn beetles, of the family Parnidæ, having only five ventral segments and rounded anterior coxæ.
  • noun E. condimentarius is so named from being said to be used for flavoring food in Peru. The genus is wide-spread, species occurring in Europe, Australia, and North and South America. There are 21 in North America and about twice as many in other countries.


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