Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

tachina fly

[tak-uh-nuh] /ˈtæk ə nə/
noun
1.
any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Tachinidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on caterpillars, beetles, and other insects.
Also called tachinid.
Origin of tachina fly
< New Latin Tachina genus of flies, noun use of Greek tachinḗ, feminine of tachinós swift, equivalent to tach(ýs) swift + -inē, feminine of -inos -ine1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for tachina fly

tachina fly

/ˈtækɪnə/
noun
1.
any bristly fly of the dipterous family Tachinidae, the larvae of which live parasitically in caterpillars, beetles, hymenopterans, and other insects
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin Tachina, from Greek takhinos swift, from takhos fleetness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for tachina fly

Word Value for tachina

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends