Meaning of vaginipennous in English:

vaginipennous

Pronunciation /ˌvadʒɪnɪˈpɛnəs/

adjective

rare, historical
  • Designating an insect that has wings covered with a hard sheath (i.e. a beetle); coleopterous.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author.