ophion

noun
ophi·​on | \ōˈfīˌän;ˈäfēˌän, ˈōf-\

Definition of ophion 

1 capitalized : a widely distributed genus of ichneumon wasps that have a compressed abdomen and are parasitoid on the caterpillars of various moths in which they lay a single egg

2 plural -s : any insect of the genus Ophion

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Other Words from ophion

ophionine \ōˈfīəˌnīn; ˈäfēə-​, ˈōfēə-​ \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for ophion

New Latin, from Greek ophiōn, a fabulous animal of Sardinia

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