Definition of tenebrionid in English:

tenebrionid

noun

Entomology
  • A beetle of a family ("Tenebrionidae" ) that comprises the darkling beetles.

    • ‘All of the newly emerged seedlings were consumed and killed by a tenebrionid beetle.’
    • ‘I found a couple black tenebrionid beetles hiding under debris.’
    • ‘Also on his page are pictures of a large tenebrionid beetle and a camel spider.’
    • ‘I found a large numbers of small black tenebrionid beetles.’
    • ‘I also found quite a few woodlice and some tenebrionid beetles.’

Origin

1920s: from modern Latin Tenebrionidae (plural), from tenebrio ‘night spirit’.

Pronunciation

tenebrionid

/tɪˌnɛbrɪˈɒnɪd/