Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dipterous insect of the family Stratiomyidæ: so called from its ornamentation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of small dipterous flies of the genus Stratyomys and allied genera. They are often bright green, with a metallic luster, and are ornamented on the sides of the back with markings of yellow, like epaulets or shoulder straps.
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