sirex

noun
si·rex | \ˈsīˌreks\

Definition of sirex 

1 capitalized : the type genus of the family Siricidae including various horntails that are destructive pests of unseasoned lumber from coniferous trees

2 plural -es : any horntail of the genus Sirex

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History and Etymology for sirex

New Latin, irregular from Latin siren

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