plural noun

: a family of Hymenoptera comprising all the sawflies or now more commonly including various typical sawflies see tenthredinoidea

Word History


New Latin Tenthredin-, Tenthredo, type genus (from Greek tenthrēdōn, a kind of wasp) + -idae

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“Tenthredinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tenthredinidae. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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