Amphibolips

noun

Am·​phib·​o·​lips
amˈfibəˌlips
: a genus of gall wasps including forms responsible for many of the large oak-apple galls

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek amphibolos ambiguous, doubtful + ips woodworm

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amphibolips was in 1866

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“Amphibolips.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amphibolips. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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