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hornet

Definitions of hornet
  1. noun
    large stinging paper wasp
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    types:
    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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