doryphore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Harold Nicolson in 1952 from the French doryphore(potato beetle), presumably as a play on the multiple meanings of the word pest.

Noun[edit]

doryphore ‎(plural doryphores)

  1. (rare, humorous) An annoying and critical person.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin genus name Doryphora.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

doryphore m ‎(plural doryphores)

  1. potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French doryphore, from New Latin genus name Doryphora.

Noun[edit]

doryphore m ‎(plural doryphores)

  1. Colorado beetle