fig-wasp

fig wasp

noun
a chalcid wasp, Blastophaga psenes, introduced into the U.S. from Europe, that pollinates figs, usually of the Smyrna variety.

Origin:
1880–85

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To fig-wasp
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: fig-urine
Next Definition: fig-wort
Words Near: fig-wasp
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for fig-wasp
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing fig-wasp
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
FAVORITES
RECENT

;