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Oscinian \Os*cin"i*an\, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Oscines, or singing birds.


Oscinian \Os*cin"i*an\, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of dipterous flies of the family Oscinid[ae].

Note: Some, whose larv[ae] live in the stalks, are very destructive to barley, wheat, and rye; others, as the barley fly ( Oscinis frit), destroy the heads of grain.