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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oil′ bee`tle(n.)

  1. any of several blister beetles of the genus Meloe that exude oily fluid from their leg joints when disturbed.

    Category: Entomology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oil beetle(noun)

    any of various beetles that exude an oily substance from the leg joints that deters enemies


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