asilus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of huge and voracious two-winged flies, such as the bee killer and robber fly.
    • A genus of two-winged flies, of family Asilidæ, popularly generally hornet-flies, robber-flies, or hawk-flies.
    • In ornithology: [lowercase] An old title (Gesner, 1555, to Brisson, 1760) associated with the willow-warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus.
    • A genus of such warblers.
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