Definition of woodwasp in English:

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woodwasp

Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odwäsp/

noun

Another term for horntail.
Example sentences
  • At low populations, sirex woodwasp selects suppressed, stressed, and injured trees for egg laying.
  • The species belonging to the family Xiphidriidae are similar to woodwasps both in appearance and life history.
  • The woodwasp is not typically a pest in its native habits in Europe, Asia and northern Africa.

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Syllabification: wood·wasp

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