• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Buprestis bū-pres′tis a genus of beetles, typical of a large family, Buprestidæ, those occurring in warmer countries having lively colour and metallic sheen—some known as Golden Beetles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. bouprestis, bous, an ox, prēthein, to swell.


In literature:

In exchange for her Cleonus, give to the Great Cerceris a Buprestis, the delight of one of her near kinsfolk.
"More Hunting Wasps" by J. Henri Fabre
Our insect bears a remarkable similarity to a Surinam Buprestis, with serrated elytra.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
Buprestis dejeaniana, Boisduval Voyage de l'Astrolabe Ent.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
What a pretty problem is that of a Buprestis' wing-case!
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre