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fig wasp

noun
1.
a chalcid wasp, Blastophaga psenes, introduced into the U.S. from Europe, that pollinates figs, usually of the Smyrna variety.
Origin of fig wasp
1880-1885
1880-85
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Examples from the web for fig wasp
  • Fig trees only bear fruit thanks to something called a fig wasp.
  • The opening is used by a special fig wasp known to be needed for pollination in the case of edible figs.

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