: the type genus of the family Buprestidae

Word History


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)

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“Buprestis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buprestis. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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