Oscinian
Oscinian Os*cin"i*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of dipterous flies of the family {Oscinid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Some, whose larv[ae] live in the stalks, are very destructive to barley, wheat, and rye; others, as the barley fly ({Oscinis frit}), destroy the heads of grain. [1913 Webster]


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  • Oscinian — Os*cin i*an, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Oscines, or singing birds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oscinis frit — Oscinian Os*cin i*an, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of dipterous flies of the family {Oscinid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: Some, whose larv[ae] live in the stalks, are very destructive to barley, wheat, and rye; others, as the barley… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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