Definitions

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  • noun Any of various unrelated insects of the suborder Symphyta (the sawflies — not true wasps) whose larvae are found in wood.

Etymologies

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wood +‎ wasp

Examples

  • Thus, for example, the president requested $330 million to deal with plant pests like the emerald ash borer, the light brown apple moth and the sirex woodwasp.

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