- a beetle of the family Meloidae, comprising the blister beetles.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Meloidae.
Origin of meloid
Examples from the Web for meloid
Historical Examples of meloid
I really had before my eyes the pseudochrysalis of some Meloid.
And behold, the law of the Meloid has to be struck off the statutes, a fate common to many others, as this chapter will prove.
I was therefore firmly convinced that the parasite of the Mantis-hunters could only be a Meloid.
This is indeed a Meloid, a true Meloid, one of the strangest anomalies among the parasites of its tribe.
The Meloid seems to be revolving in a circle: it undoes what it has just done, it draws back after advancing.
- any long-legged beetle of the family Meloidae, which includes the blister beetles and oil beetles
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Meloidae