nomia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nomia a genus of bee; some are important pollinators of legumes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nomia A genus of bees of the family Andrenidæ. The second submargnial cell is quadrate or nearly so, and not narrowed toward the marginal cell; the body is large; the hind legs of the male are more or less deformed; and the apical antennal joint of the male is elongate and not dilated, The curious curvature, dilatation, and spinosity of the male's hind legs distinguish this genus and Eunomia from all other andrenids. There are two North American species, from Nevada and Texas.
    • n nomia A genus of tineid moths founded by Clemens in May, 1860, and changed in August of that year to Chrysopora, the only species being now called C. lingulacella.
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