, «is (G). A beetle poisonous to cattle

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  • buprestid — /byooh pres tid/, n. any beetle of the family Buprestidae, comprising wood boring beetles of a metallic luster. [1350 1400; ME < NL Buprestidae name of the family, equiv. to L buprest(is) venomous beetle ( < Gk boúprestis, lit. ox sweller) + idae …   Universalium

  • buprestid — I. ˈprestə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Buprestidae : of or relating to the Buprestidae II. noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin …   Useful english dictionary

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