saw-fly

sawfly

[saw-flahy]
noun, plural sawflies.
any of numerous hymenopterous insects of the family Tenthredinidae, the female of which has a sawlike ovipositor for inserting the eggs in the tissues of a host plant.

Origin:
1765–75; saw1 + fly2

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sawfly (ˈsɔːˌflaɪ)
 
n , pl -flies
any of various hymenopterous insects of the family Tenthredinidae and related families, the females of which have a sawlike ovipositor

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