digger wasp

noun

Definition of digger wasp

: a burrowing wasp especially : any of numerous usually solitary wasps (superfamily Sphecoidea) that dig nest burrows in the soil and provision them with insects or spiders paralyzed by stinging

First Known Use of digger wasp

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Digger wasp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digger%20wasp. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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