from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various wasplike insects of the family Ichneumonidae, having larvae that are parasitic on the larvae of other insects. Also called ichneumon wasp.

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  • n. ichneumon wasp

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Ichneumon, 2.

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

  • n. hymenopterous insect that resembles a wasp and whose larvae are parasitic on caterpillars and other insect larvae


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