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Any of various plant-eating beetles of the family Chrysomelidae, which includes the Colorado potato beetle.
[From New Latin Chrȳsomēla, type genus, from Greek khrūsomēlon, quince : khrūso-, chryso- + mēlon, apple.]
a vibrantly-coloured beetle belonging to the family Chrysomelidae that eats the leaves of plants
relating to the Chrysomelidae
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|Noun||1.||chrysomelid - brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems|
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
flea beetle - any small leaf beetle having enlarged hind legs and capable of jumping