plural noun
Eu·​men·​i·​dae | \ yüˈmenəˌdē \

Definition of Eumenidae

in some classifications
: a family of wasps containing those solitary mason wasps and potter wasps that are now usually included in Vespidae — compare eumenes

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History and Etymology for Eumenidae

New Latin, from Eumenes, type genus + -idae

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“Eumenidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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