• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Saperda sā-pėr′da a genus of long-horned beetles, mostly wood-borers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. saperdēs, a fish.


In literature:

I remember the brutal reception given to the Saperda and Hylotoma grubs when I place them on a comb.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
Saperdas advehe Ponto, Castoreum, stuppas, hebenum, thus, lubrica Coa.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
The Saperda of the Poplar adopts the method of the Capricorn of the Oak in its general features.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Occidunt, Lupe, saperdae te et iura siluri.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic" by W. Y. Sellar