Eumenes

noun
Eu·​me·​nes | \ ˈyüməˌnēz \

Definition of Eumenes

: 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

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Other Words from Eumenes

eumenid \ ˈyüməˌnid , yüˈmenə̇d \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Eumenes

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

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“Eumenes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eumenes. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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