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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any fly of the insect family Stratiomyidae that resemble wasps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of numerous species of small dipterous flies of the genus Stratyomys and allied genera. They are often bright green, with a metallic luster, and are ornamented on the sides of the back with markings of yellow, like epaulets or shoulder straps.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dipterous insect of the family Stratiomyidæ: so called from its ornamentation.

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