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Any of various beetles of the family Meloidae, such as the Spanish fly, that secrete cantharidin, a substance that blisters the skin and is toxic to livestock that consume hay contaminated with the beetles. Also called meloid.
(Animals) any beetle of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion that blisters the skin. See also Spanish fly
any of various beetles of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion capable of blistering the skin.
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|Noun||1.||blister beetle - beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin|
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
oil beetle - any of various beetles that exude an oily substance from the leg joints that deters enemies
Spanish fly - green beetle of southern Europe