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vespid

[ves-pid] /ˈvɛs pɪd/
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 of vespid
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin Vespidae, equivalent to Vesp(a) a genus (Latin: wasp) + -idae -id2
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  • The Hornet is the largest European species of the family of the vespid.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for vespid

vespid

/ˈvɛspɪd/
noun
1.
any hymenopterous insect of the family Vespidae, including the common wasps and hornets
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Vespidae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Vespidae, from Latin vespa a wasp
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