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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • One of a numerous family of hymenopterous insects (Chalcididæ. Many are gallflies, others are parasitic on insects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects

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