Sceliphron

noun
Scel·​i·​phron | \ ˈseləˌfrän, sə̇ˈlifrən \

Definition of Sceliphron

: a genus of wasps (family Sphecidae) comprising many common mud daubers and having the first segment of the abdomen narrowed into a long smooth round petiole

History and Etymology for Sceliphron

New Latin, from Greek skeliphron, neuter of skeliphros dry, parched; akin to Greek skellein to dry up

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“Sceliphron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sceliphron. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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