Syrphid definition

sûrfĭd
Any of numerous flies of the family Syrphidae, most of which resemble bees or wasps in form and coloration. Adult syrphids feed on the nectar and pollen of flowers, and the larvae of many species feed on aphids.
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Of or pertaining to flies of the family Syrphidae.
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Any species of the hoverfly family Syrphidae.
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(hoverfly): syrphus (genus Syrphus)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
syrphid
Plural:
syrphids

Origin of syrphid

  • From New Latin Syrphidae family name from Syrphus type genus from Greek surphos gnat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary