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Any of various sawflies of the family Siricidae, having a spine at the end of the abdomen and, in the female, a long stout ovipositor.
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(Animals) any of various large wasplike insects of the hymenopterous family Siricidae, the females of which have a strong stout ovipositor and lay their eggs in the wood of felled trees. Also called: wood wasp
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any of various wasplike insects of the family Siricidae, the females of which have a hornlike ovipositor.
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