Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various tropical American click beetles of the genus Pyrophorus, especially P. noctilucus, having bright, luminous spots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A brilliantly luminous beetle, Pyrophorus noctilucus, one of the elaters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A very brilliantly luminous beetle (Pyrophorus noctilucus), one of the elaters, found in Central and South America; -- called also cucujo. The name is also applied to other species. See firefly.
  • n. See in the Vocabulary.

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

  • n. tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

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