: 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

Word History


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

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“Sceliphron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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