from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several ichneumon flies of the family Braconidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on other insects.
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- n. Any of several parasitic wasps of the family Braconidae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the parasitic hymenopterous family Braconidæ (which see).
From New Latin Braconidae, family name, possibly from Greek brakhus, short; see brachy-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)