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braconid

[brak-uh-nid]
noun
  1. 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.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Braconidae.
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Origin of braconid

1890–95; < New Latin Braconidae, equivalent to Bracon a genus (irregular < Greek brachýs short; see brachy-) + -idae -id2)
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Historical Examples

  • He had hardly struck it, however, when the Braconid was on his back.

    Dooryard Stories

    Clara Dillingham Pierson

  • 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

    Clara Dillingham Pierson