SYRPHIAN

syrphid

[sur-fid]
noun
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Syrphidae.
Also, syrphian [sur-fee-uhn] .


Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin Syrphidae family name, equivalent to Syrph(us) a genus (< Greek sýrphos gnat) + Neo-Latin -idae -id2

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syrphid (ˈsɜːfɪd)
 
n
any dipterous fly of the family Syrphidae, typically having a coloration mimicking that of certain bees and wasps: includes the hover flies
 
[C19: from Greek surphos gnat]

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