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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of tiger-beetles or Cicindelinæ: same as Megacephala.
  • n. A genus of wasps, of the family Crabronidæ.
  • n. A genus of hymenopterous parasites, of the family Chalcididæ.

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  • Also, according to WWFTD, "a person resembling the Gnatho of Terence; a parasite, sycophant."

    August 30, 2012