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Xylocopa \Xy*loc"o*pa\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? cutting wood; xy`lon wood + ? to cut.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of hymenopterous insects including the carpenter. See Carpenter bee, under Carpenter. -- Xy*loc"o*pine, a.

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In the dead bough of a lilac-tree the dark-hued Xylocopa, the wood-boring bee, is busy tunnelling her gallery.