Definition of meloe in US English:

meloe

noun

Entomology
  • Any of various oil beetles, specifically of the genus Meloe. Now usually (in form Meloe): the genus itself.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John French (?1616–1657), physician. From post-classical Latin Meloe, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

meloe

/ˈmɛləʊiː/