Vespula

noun Ves·pu·la \ˈvespyələ\

Definition of Vespula

  1. :  a genus of social wasps that includes various hornets and yellow jackets and is sometimes treated as a subgenus of Vespa

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Origin and Etymology of vespula

New Latin, from Vespa + -ula


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