rubytail

noun

variants or ruby-tailed fly
ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗-
: any of various cuckoo wasps
especially : a common European insect (Chrysis viridula) having part of the abdomen metallic red

Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubytail was in 1826

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“Rubytail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubytail. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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