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.]
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