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vespid

Definitions of vespid
  1. noun
    mostly social nest-building wasps
    synonyms: vespid wasp
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    paper wasp
    any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paper
    hornet
    large stinging paper wasp
    Vespula vulgaris, common wasp
    a variety of vespid wasp
    mason wasp
    any of various solitary wasps that construct nests of hardened mud for their young
    potter wasp
    any of various solitary wasps that construct vase-shaped cells of mud for their eggs
    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
    Polistes annularis
    a variety of paper wasp
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    wasp
    social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
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