Buprestis

noun
Bu·​pres·​tis | \ -tə̇s \

Definition of Buprestis

: the type genus of the family Buprestidae

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History and Etymology for 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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“Buprestis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buprestis. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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