- any of various beetles of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion capable of blistering the skin.
Origin of blister beetle
First recorded in 1810–20
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- any beetle of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion that blisters the skinSee also Spanish fly
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