horntail

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noun horn·tail \-ˌtāl\

Definition of horntail

  1. :  any of various hymenopterous insects (family Siricidae) related to the typical sawflies but having females with a stout hornlike ovipositor and larvae that burrow in woody plants

1884

First Known Use of horntail

1884


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