fig wasp


noun
  1. a chalcid wasp, Blastophaga psenes, introduced into the U.S. from Europe, that pollinates figs, usually of the Smyrna variety.

Origin of fig wasp

1
First recorded in 1880–85

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How to use fig wasp in a sentence

  • Inside the caprifig are the grubs of the fig-wasp, which rejoice in the name of Blastophaga grossorum.

    The Romance of Plant Life | G. F. Scott Elliot