Buprestis

noun Bu·pres·tis \ -tə̇s \

Definition of Buprestis

: 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)


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