tenebrionid(redirected from tenebrionids)
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Related to tenebrionids: Tenebrionidae
See darkling beetle.
[From New Latin Tenebriōnidae, family name, from Tenebriō, type genus, from Latin tenebriō, tenebriōn-, one who avoids light, from tenebrae, darkness.]
(Animals) any beetle of the family Tenebrionidae
any brown or black beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, the larvae of which feed on decaying plant matter.
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|Noun||1.||tenebrionid - sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e.g. decaying plant material or grain|
weevil - any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
family Tenebrionidae, Tenebrionidae - a family of arthropods including darkling beetles and mealworms