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hornet

noun hor·net \ˈhr-nət\

: a flying insect that has a powerful sting

Full Definition of HORNET

:  any of the larger vespid wasps (as of the genus Vespa) — compare yellow jacket

Origin of HORNET

Middle English hernet, from Old English hyrnet; akin to Old High German hornaz hornet, Latin crabro
First Known Use: before 12th century
HORNET Defined for Kids

hornet

noun hor·net \ˈhr-nət\

Definition of HORNET for Kids

:  a large wasp that can give a severe sting

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