Sphex

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noun

ˈsfeks
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: a genus of wasps that is the type of the family Sphecidae
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sphex plural spheges
ˈsfē(ˌ)jēz
also sphexes : any wasp of the genus Sphex

Sphex

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taxonomic synonym of chlorion

Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin, from Greek sphēk-, sphēx wasp

New Latin

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“Sphex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphex. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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