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

  • n. See tachina fly.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the family Tachinidae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any insect of the family Tachinidae, especially the tachina fly

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tachinarian.


New Latin Tachinidae, family name, from Tachina, type genus; see tachina fly.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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