Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One versed in, or engaged in the study of, entomology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One versed in entomology.

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

  • noun A scientist who studies insects

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

  • noun a zoologist who studies insects

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From entomology +‎ -ist.

Examples

  • Jeff Tomberlin, a Texas A&M entomologist, is looking into the possibility that black soldier fly larvae -- "grubs" to the uninitiated -- could be used to turn livestock manure into high-protein feed.

    Laws and Science

  • Tristan Martens, a retired entomologist, is shaken by the discovery of his mother's sewing table in a New York antique shop.

    The Deadwood Beetle: Summary and book reviews of The Deadwood Beetle by Mylene Dressler.

  • Dr. Dario Espina - Perez, a Latin American entomologist and beekeeper, disagrees strongly with this B-movie scenario in his excellent book.

    9: Domestic animals

  • A definition is a tag, like the label the entomologist ties to the pin after he has the butterfly nicely dead.

    Writing for Vaudeville

  • The entomologist was the last of our pew-full to give heed to the pulpit.

    Strong Hearts

  • Whether or not my daughter is able to put "entomologist" down on the list of things she'd like to be some day is rather beside my point, however.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Whether or not my daughter is able to put "entomologist" down on the list of things she'd like to be some day is rather beside my point, however.

    Parenting is hard.

  • He was a kind of entomologist and botanist, a kind of philologist (one is a little astonished to find that rather curious and very charlatanish person and parson Sir Herbert

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • New insects aren't uncommon, but an Arizona entomologist has discovered a new moth among a genus of normally dull moths that has pink underwings.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • New insects aren't uncommon, but an Arizona entomologist has discovered a new moth among a genus of normally dull moths that has pink underwings.

    Pink-Winged Moth

Comments

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

  • Someone who studies bugs. Not to be confused with an etymologist.

    December 24, 2006

  • It was now the publisher who bore the brunt of having my hand transformed directly into printed characters; and I know he disliked the procedure as a well-bred entomologist may find revolting an irregular insect's skipping some generally accepted stage of metamorphosis.

    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins! p. 235

    June 13, 2009