noun \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


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