braconid

noun
brac·o·nid | \ˈbra-kə-(ˌ)nid \

Definition of braconid 

: any of a large family (Braconidae) of small usually black or brown parasitoid hymenopterous insects related to the ichneumon wasp

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Don't destroy those covered with tiny white cocoons; these contain the parasitic offspring of the beneficial braconid wasp. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret To Growing The Most Flavorful Eggplants," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of braconid

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for braconid

ultimately from Greek brachys

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The first known use of braconid was circa 1893

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