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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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  • Inside the caprifig are the grubs of the fig-wasp, which rejoice in the name of Blastophaga grossorum.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot

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