Definition of Syrphian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the syrphus flies.



Definition of Syrphian

1. Adjective. Of or relating to flies of the genus ''Syrphus'' or the family ''Syrphidae''. ¹

2. Noun. A fly of the genus ''Syrphus'' or the family ''Syrphidae''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Syrphian

1. syrphid [n -S] - See also: syrphid

Syrphian Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Syrphian

syringin
syringing
syringocoele
syringocoeles
syringomyelia
syringomyelias
syringomyelic
syringotome
syringotomes
syringotomies
syringotomy
syrinx
syrinxes
syrma
syrmas
syrphian (current term)
syrphians
syrphid
syrphids
syrphus
syrphus flies
syrphus fly
syrphuses
syrt
syrtes
syrtic
syrtis
syrts
syrup
syrup of figs

Literary usage of Syrphian

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1. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"They fly with great swiftness, and are found in sunny paths in woods in spring. SYRPHID.E, Leach, OR syrphian FAMILY. — This Family comprises Bee-Fiy, ..."

2. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1867)
"E, Leach, OR syrphian FAMILY.—This Family comprises B«-Fiy, diptera which bear a great resemblance to the Hymenoptera, many of them looking so much like ..."

3. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1875)
"SYRPHID^E, Leach, OR syrphian FAMILY.—This Family comprises B«-Fiy, diptera which bear a great resemblance to the Hymenoptera, many of them looking so much ..."

4. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"They fly with great swiftness, and are found in sunny paths in woods in spring. SYRPHID.E, Leach, OR syrphian FAMILY. — This Family comprises B«-Fiy, ..."

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