fig wasp

fig wasp
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fig wosp]
    • /fɪg wɒsp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fig wosp]
    • /fɪg wɒsp/

Definitions of fig wasp words

  • noun fig wasp a chalcid wasp, Blastophaga psenes, introduced into the U.S. from Europe, that pollinates figs, usually of the Smyrna variety. 1
  • noun fig wasp any of a family (Agaonidae) of small wasps living in certain figs, esp. a wasp (Blastophaga psenes) active in the pollination of certain cultivated strains 0

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Origin of fig wasp

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Fig wasp


fig wasp popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fig wasp usage trend in Literature

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