plural noun

: a family comprising brilliantly colored wasps of medium size with a shining metallic luster and with a few related forms commonly constituting a superfamily of the hymenopterous suborder Clistogastra see cuckoo wasp

Word History


New Latin, from Chrysid-, Chrysis, type genus + -idae

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“Chrysididae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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