from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A genus of beetles without wings, but having short oval elytra; the oil beetles. These beetles are sometimes used instead of cantharides for raising blisters. See Oil beetle, under oil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Meloidæ; the oil-beetles, usually referred to the Cantharidæ or blister-beetles proper.


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