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social wasp

noun
1.
any of several wasps, as the hornets or yellowjackets, that live together in a community.
Compare solitary wasp.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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Examples for social wasp
  • The normally social wasp withdraws from its colony, and starts to act recklessly.

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