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

Examples of digger wasp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, your photo does look similar to a great golden digger wasp which in spite of its large size is not particularly aggressive. oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2020

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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 28 Jul. 2021.

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