1. belonging or pertaining to the family Meloidae.

Origin of meloid

1875–80; < New Latin Meloidae name of the family, equivalent to Melo(ē) type genus + -idae -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for meloid


  1. any long-legged beetle of the family Meloidae, which includes the blister beetles and oil beetles
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Meloidae

Word Origin for meloid

C19: from New Latin Meloē name of genus
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