hornet

noun hor·net \ ˈhȯr-nət \

Definition of hornet

:any of the larger vespid wasps (as of the genus Vespa) — compare yellow jacket

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Origin and Etymology of hornet

Middle English hernet, from Old English hyrnet; akin to Old High German hornaz hornet, Latin crabro


HORNET Defined for English Language Learners

hornet

noun

Definition of hornet for English Language Learners

  • : a flying insect that has a powerful sting


HORNET Defined for Kids

hornet

noun hor·net \ ˈhȯr-nət \

Definition of hornet for Students

:a large wasp that can give a severe sting


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