Sawfly : Definition

Sawfly

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Definitions of Sawfly

Pronunciation : Saw"fly`
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to the family Tenthredinidæ. The female usually has an ovipositor containing a pair of sawlike organs with which she makes incisions in the leaves or stems of plants in which to lay the eggs. The larvæ resemble those of Lepidoptera.

(Zoöl.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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