xylocopa

Xylocopa

Xy*loc"o*pa\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? cutting wood; xy`lon wood + ? to cut.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of hymenopterous insects including the carpenter. See Carpenter bee, under Carpenter. -- Xy*loc"o*pine, a.
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