plural noun

: a family of aculeate hymenopterans confined mainly to Australia and having the females wingless and much smaller than the winged males

Word History


New Latin, from Thynnus, type genus (from Latin thynnus, thunnus tunny) + -idae

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“Thynnidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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