vespid

vespid

[ves-pid]
noun
1.
any of numerous, mostly colonial, nest-building wasps of the family Vespidae, as the yellow jackets, hornets, and mason wasps.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Vespidae.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin Vespidae, equivalent to Vesp(a) a genus (Latin: wasp) + -idae -id2

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vespid (ˈvɛspɪd)
 
n
1.  any hymenopterous insect of the family Vespidae, including the common wasps and hornets
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the family Vespidae
 
[C19: from New Latin Vespidae, from Latin vespa a wasp]

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