follow Dictionary.com

"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults

horntail

[hawrn-teyl] /ˈhɔrnˌteɪl/
noun
1.
any of various wasplike insects of the family Siricidae, the females of which have a hornlike ovipositor.
Origin of horntail
1880-1885
1880-85; horn + tail1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for horntail

horntail

/ˈhɔːnˌteɪl/
noun
1.
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 Also called wood wasp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for horntail

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for horntail

11
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for horntail