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sand wasp

noun
1.
any of certain sphecid wasps of the subfamily Bembicinae that nest in the ground and are common along the seashore.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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sand wasp

noun
1.
a solitary wasp of the subfamily Sphecinae, a subgroup of the digger wasps most of which nest in sandy ground
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any of a group of wasps in the subfamily Bembicinae (family Crabronidae, order Hymenoptera) that are solitary, stout-bodied insects about 2 to 2.5 cm (about 0.8 to 1 inch) long.

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