Synonyms

1. hymenopteran

noun. insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing.

Synonyms

  • family Mutillidae
  • insect
  • chalcid
  • order Hymenoptera
  • hymenopteron
  • wasp
  • hymenopterous insect
  • bee
  • Mutillidae
  • ichneumon fly
  • ant
  • chalcid wasp
  • emmet
  • chalcidfly
  • Hymenoptera
  • sawfly
  • hymenopter
  • pismire

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Example sentences of the word hymenopteran


1. Noun, singular or mass
Though she's called a fly and her young look like caterpillars, Neodiprion lecontei is actually a hymenopteran -- a close relative of bees, ants and wasps.

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