Xylocopa

noun
Xy·​loc·​o·​pa | \ zīˈläkəpə \

Definition of Xylocopa

: a genus of carpenter bees that is the type of the family Xylocopidae

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History and Etymology for Xylocopa

New Latin, from Greek xylokopos woodcutter, from xyl- + -kopos (from koptein to cut off)

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“Xylocopa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xylocopa. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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