noun Bu·pres·tis \-tə̇s\

Definition of Buprestis

  1. :  the type genus of the family Buprestidae

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Origin and Etymology of buprestis

New Latin, from Latin, poisonous beetle causing cattle that ate it in the grass to swell up and die, from Greek bouprēstis, from bou- (from bous) + -prēstis (from prēthein to blow up) — more at froth

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to cast off or become cast off

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