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[brak-uh-nid] /ˈbræk ə nɪd/
any of numerous wasps of the family Braconidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on aphids and on the larvae of moths, butterflies, beetles, etc.
belonging or pertaining to the family Braconidae.
Origin of braconid
1890-95; < New Latin Braconidae, equivalent to Bracon a genus (irregular < Greek brachýs short; see brachy-) + -idae -id2) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had hardly struck it, however, when the braconid was on his back.

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  • He did not think them beautiful, yet they were, and the braconid mother looked at them with great pride as she flew past.

    Dooryard Stories

    Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • The only truly happy people around were the braconid children, who came out strong and active the next day.

    Dooryard Stories

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