wasp

Definitions of wasp
  1. noun
    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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    vespid, vespid wasp
    mostly social nest-building wasps
    velvet ant
    a solitary wasp of the family Mutillidae; the body has a coat of brightly colored velvety hair and the females are wingless
    sphecoid, sphecoid wasp
    any of various solitary wasps
    cynipid gall wasp, cynipid wasp, gall wasp, gallfly
    small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
    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
    mason wasp
    solitary wasp that constructs nests of hardened mud or clay for the young
    digger wasp
    solitary wasp that digs nests in the soil and stocks them with paralyzed insects for the larvae
    mud dauber
    wasp that constructs mud cells on a solid base in which females place eggs laid in paralyzed insect larvae
    type of:
    hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect
    insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
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