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oil beetle

noun
1.
any of several blister beetles of the genus Meloe that exude an oily fluid from the joints of their legs when disturbed.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
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oil beetle

noun
1.
any of various beetles of the family Meloidae that exude an oily evil-smelling blood from their joints, which deters enemies
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