plural noun

: a superfamily of Hymenoptera comprising the true wasps, hornets, and related insects and consisting of the family Vespidae often together with other families (as Pompilidae and Mutillidae)

Word History


New Latin, from Vespa + -oidea

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“Vespoidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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