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blister beetle

noun
1.
any of various beetles of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion capable of blistering the skin.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • Horses are particularly sensitive to the effects of blister beetle poisoning.
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blister beetle

noun
1.
any beetle of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion that blisters the skin See also Spanish fly
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