Os*cin"i*an (?), n. Zool.

One of the Oscines, or singing birds.


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Os*cin"i*an, n. Zool.

Any one of numerous species of dipterous files of the family Oscinidae.

⇒ Some, whose larvae live in the stalks, are very destructive to barley, wheat, and rye; others, as the barley fly (Oscinis frit), destroy the heads of grain.


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