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mud dauber

noun
1.
any of several wasps of the family Sphecidae that build a nest of mud cells and provision it with spiders or insects.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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Examples for mud dauber
  • Every day, all day, the mud dauber brought mud and shaped its structure.
British Dictionary definitions for mud dauber

mud dauber

noun
1.
any of various wasps of the family Sphecidae, that construct cells of mud or clay in which they lay their eggs and store live insects as food for the developing larvae See also digger wasp
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