Xylocopa Xy*loc"o*pa, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? cutting wood; xy`lon wood + ? to cut.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of hymenopterous insects including the carpenter. See {Carpenter bee}, under {Carpenter}. -- {Xy*loc"o*pine}, a. [1913 Webster]

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