HyperDic: elater

English > 1 sense of the word elater:
NOUNanimalelater, elaterid beetle, elateridany of various widely distributed beetles
elater > pronunciation
Soundseh'lahter; ih'leyter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > elater: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of various widely distributed beetles.
Synonymselaterid beetle, elaterid
Member ofElateridae, family Elateridaeclick beetles and certain fireflies
Narrowerclick beetle, skipjack, snapping beetleable to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound
firefly, fire beetle, Pyrophorus noctilucaTropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots
Broaderbeetleinsect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Spanishelaterid, elater, eláter

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