braconid

noun
brac·​o·​nid | \ ˈbra-kə-(ˌ)nid How to pronounce braconid (audio) \

Definition of braconid

: any of a large family (Braconidae) of small, usually black or brown, parasitoid, hymenopterous insects related to the ichneumon wasp that have a relatively short abdomen and are parasitic chiefly on the larvae of aphids, beetles, moths, and butterflies

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braconid adjective

Examples of braconid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don't destroy those covered with tiny white cocoons; these contain the parasitic offspring of the beneficial braconid wasp. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018 Don't destroy those covered with tiny white cocoons; these contain the parasitic offspring of the beneficial braconid wasp. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018 Don't destroy those covered with tiny white cocoons; these contain the parasitic offspring of the beneficial braconid wasp. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018 Don't destroy those covered with tiny white cocoons; these contain the parasitic offspring of the beneficial braconid wasp. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018 Don't destroy those covered with tiny white cocoons; these contain the parasitic offspring of the beneficial braconid wasp. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018 Don't destroy those covered with tiny white cocoons; these contain the parasitic offspring of the beneficial braconid wasp. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018 Don't destroy those covered with tiny white cocoons; these contain the parasitic offspring of the beneficial braconid wasp. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018 Don't destroy those covered with tiny white cocoons; these contain the parasitic offspring of the beneficial braconid wasp. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "The Secret to Growing the Most Flavorful Eggplants," 27 July 2018

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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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“Braconid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/braconid. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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