Dacus

noun Da·cus \ˈdākəs\

Definition of Dacus

  1. :  a genus of trypetid fruit flies of warm regions including several important pests of cultivated plants (as the melon fly, the oriental fruit fly, and the olive fly)

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Origin and Etymology of dacus

New Latin, from Greek dakos noxious animal, from daknein to bite — more at tongs


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