tiphia

noun tiph·ia \ˈtifēə\

Definition of tiphia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Tiphiidae) of shining black wasps that includes a species (T. vernalis) of larval parasites of the Japanese beetle

  2. 2 plural -s :  any wasp of the genus Tiphia

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Origin and Etymology of tiphia

New Latin, from Greek tiphē beetle + New Latin -ia


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