plural noun

: a family of small wasps that provision their nests with aphids and other small homopterous insects

Word History


New Latin, from Pemphredon, type genus (from Greek pemphrēdōn, a wasp) + -idae; akin to Sanskrit bambhara bee

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“Pemphredonidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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