Dacus

noun

Da·​cus
ˈdākəs
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek dakos noxious animal, from daknein to bite

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“Dacus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dacus. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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