paper-wasp

paper wasp

noun
any of several social wasps, as the yellow jacket or hornet, that construct a nest of a paperlike substance consisting of chewed plant material.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism

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paper wasp

noun
any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paper 
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