Definition of Meloid

1. Noun. Beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin.

Exact synonyms: Blister Beetle
Generic synonyms: Beetle
Group relationships: Family Meloidae, Meloidae
Specialized synonyms: Oil Beetle, Spanish Fly



Definition of Meloid

1. a type of beetle [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meloid

melodramatization
melodramatizations
melodramatize
melodramatized
melodramatizes
melodramatizing
melodrame
melodrames
melody
melody pipe
melodyless
melodylike
meloe
melograph
melographs
meloid (current term)
meloids
melolonthid beetle
melolonthidian
melomakarona
melomania
melomaniac
melomaniacs
melomelia
melon
melon-headed
melon-seed body
melon ball
melon ball scooper

Literary usage of Meloid

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"I have, however, found on four different occasions in the Fall, within the sealed cells of the bee mentioned, a very interesting and anomalous meloid ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... for the reproduction of the music. meloid (mê'loid), a. and». I. o. ... meloid« (me-lo'i-de), ». pi. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1904)
"—Mr. Schwarz then exhibited male and female specimens of a remarkable meloid beetle {Leonina, neomexicana Cockerell), which were found at Denver, Colorado, ..."

4. Report of the Illinois State Entomologist Concerning Operations Under the by Illinois State Entomologist (1885)
"... egg pods being found, four of which had been destroyed ; and one meloid ... egg masses (one of which was destroyed) two red mites, and one meloid larva. ..."

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