plural noun

: a large family (type genus Callimome) of minute brilliantly iridescent parasitic or seed-infesting chalcidoid wasps

Word History


New Latin, from Callimome, type genus (irregular from Greek kallimos beautiful, from kallos beauty) + -idae

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“Callimomidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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