from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various solitary bees of the family Apidae that bore tunnels into wood to lay their eggs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a large hymenopterous insect of the genus Xylocopa; -- so called because it constructs its nest by gnawing long galleries in sound timber. The common American species is Xylocopa Virginica.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name of the different species of hymenopterous insects of the genus Xylocopa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large solitary bee that lays eggs in tunnels bored into wood or plant stems
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