Syrphian
Syrphian Syr"phi*an, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the syrphus flies. -- n. (Zo["o]l.) A syrphus fly. [1913 Webster]

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  • syrphian — 1. adjective /ˈsəɹfiən/ Of or relating to flies of the genus Syrphus or the family Syrphidae. 2. noun /ˈsəɹfiən/ A fly of the genus Syrphus or the family Syrphidae …   Wiktionary

  • syrphid — 1. adjective /sərfɪd/ Of or pertaining to flies of the genus Syrphus or the family Syrphidae. Syn: syrphian 2. noun /sərfɪd/ A fly of the genus Syrphus or the family Syrphidae. Syn: syrphian …   Wiktionary

  • syrphid — /serr fid/, n. 1. See syrphid fly. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Syrphidae. Also, syrphian /serr fee euhn/. [1890 95; < NL Syrphidae family name, equiv. to Syrph(us) a genus ( < Gk sýrphos gnat) + NL idae ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • syrphid — /ˈsɜfɪd/ (say serfid) noun any of the Syrphidae, or hoverflies, a family of dipterous insects or flies, some of which are beneficial, their larvae feeding on plant lice. Also, syrphian. {Greek syrphos gnat + id2} …   Australian English dictionary

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