ichneumon wasp

noun

Definition of ichneumon wasp

  1. :  any of a large family (Ichneumonidae) of brown or black hymenopterous insects that have a slender body and long ovipositor and whose larvae are parasites of the larvae and pupae of various insects

1671

First Known Use of ichneumon wasp

1671

Variants of ichneumon wasp

or less commonly

ichneumon fly


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