Definitions of hornet

n large stinging paper wasp

Vespa crabro, giant hornet
European hornet introduced into the United States
Vespula maculata, bald-faced hornet, white-faced hornet
North American hornet
Vespula maculifrons, yellow hornet, yellow jacket
small yellow-marked social wasp commonly nesting in the ground
Type of:
vespid, vespid wasp
mostly social nest-building wasps

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