horn tail

horntail

[hawrn-teyl]
noun
any of various wasplike insects of the family Siricidae, the females of which have a hornlike ovipositor.

Origin:
1880–85; horn + tail1

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horntail (ˈhɔːnˌteɪl)
 
n
Also called: wood wasp any of various large wasplike insects of the hymenopterous family Siricidae, the females of which have a strong stout ovipositor and lay their eggs in the wood of felled trees

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