any of a family (Buprestidae) of beetles with a long, flat, metallic-colored body: the larvae are harmful to woody plants
Origin of buprestidfrom Modern Latin from Classical Latin buprestis from Classical Greek boupr?stis, poisonous beetle which when eaten with fodder caused cattle to swell up and die from bous, ox, cow + pr?thein, to swell up
Any of various often colorful, metallic beetles of the family Buprestidae, many of which are destructive wood borers as larvae.
Origin of buprestidFrom New Latin Būprēstidae family name from Būprēstis type genus from Latin būprēstis beetle harmful to cattle from Greek bouprēstis bous ox ; see gwou- in Indo-European roots. prēthein to swell up