Eumenes

noun Eu·me·nes \ˈyüməˌnēz\

Definition of Eumenes

  1. :  a widely distributed genus (family Vespidae) comprising chiefly black or black and yellow solitary wasps that build jug-shaped cells of mud singly or in rows and stock them with caterpillars as food for the larval wasps — see potter wasp

eumenid

\ˈyüməˌnid, yüˈmenə̇d\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of eumenes

New Latin, from Greek eumenēs well-disposed, from eu- + -menēs (from menos spirit, intent)


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