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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See blister beetle.
  • adj. Of or relating to blister beetles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any member of the Meloidae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A beetle belongoing to the family Meloidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Meloidæ, or having their characters.
  • n. Any member of the family Meloidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin


From New Latin Meloidae, family name, from Meloē, type genus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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