fossores

Fossores

Fos*so"res\, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. fossor? digger, fr. fodere to dig.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of hymenopterous insects including the sand wasps. They excavate cells in earth, where they deposit their eggs, with the bodies of other insects for the food of the young when hatched. [Written also Fossoria.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: fossilology
Next Definition: fossoria
Words Near: Fossores
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for Fossores
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing Fossores
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature