: a genus (the type of the family Bembicidae) of wasps comprising the large solitary or gregarious burrowing sand wasps

Word History


New Latin, from Greek, buzzing insect, top, whirlpool, cyclone; akin to Greek bombos booming or humming sound

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“Bembix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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