capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Sciaridae) of minute and usually blackish fungus gnats typically with highly gregarious larvae that are often destructive to mushrooms and seedlings see armyworm
plural -s : any insect of the genus Sciara

Word History


New Latin, from Greek skiaros shady, dark-colored, from skia shadow

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“Sciara.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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