Definition of beneficials in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbenəˈfiSHəlz/

plural noun

Insects that are a boon to gardeners: daisies that are highly attractive to five key kinds of beneficials (ladybugs, lacewings, hover flies, tachinid flies, and miniwasps)
More example sentences
  • But natural gardeners welcome such beneficials as ladybugs, lacewings and syrphids in their garden because they love to feast on aphids.
  • They bring in beneficials - ladybugs, lacewings and praying mantises - to help eliminate unwanted pests.
  • This is easily solved by introducing ladybugs or other beneficials as necessary.

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Syllabification: ben·e·fi·cials

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