from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the order Hymenoptera.
- n. Any insects of the order Hymenoptera, including the bees, wasps, and ants, often living in complex social groups and characteristically having two pairs of membranous wings.
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- n. Any insect of the order Hymenoptera; the bees, wasps and ants etc.
- adj. Characteristic of these insects
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Hymenoptera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hymenopter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
From New Latin Hymenoptera, order name, from Greek humenopteros, membrane-winged : humēn, membrane; see hymen + pteron, wing; see -pter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)