Meaning of tegula in English:

tegula

Pronunciation /ˈtɛɡjʊlə/

nountegulae

  • 1Entomology
    A small scale-like sclerite covering the base of the forewing in many insects.

  • 2Archaeology
    A flat roof tile, used especially in ancient Rome.

Origin

Early 19th century from Latin, literally ‘tile’, from tegere ‘to cover’.