Definition of megachilid in English:

megachilid

Pronunciation /ˌmɛɡəˈkʌɪlɪd/

adjective

  • Designating, relating to, or belonging to the hymenopteran insect family Megachilidae, which includes leaf-cutting bees and mason bees, typically having long tongues and long hairs on the underside of the abdomen for the collection of pollen.

noun

  • A bee of this family.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Science. From scientific Latin Megachilides, subfamily name from Megachile + -ides.