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See blister beetle.
[From New Latin Meloidae, family name, from Meloē, type genus.]
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(Animals) any long-legged beetle of the family Meloidae, which includes the blister beetles and oil beetles
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Meloidae
[C19: from New Latin Meloē name of genus]
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|Noun||1.||meloid - 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
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