Recent Examples of hornet from the Web
Among non-domestic animals, bees, wasps and hornets present the greatest danger.
During the Revolutionary War, a British military commander referred to the area as a nest of hornets, and the name stuck through the years.
The Falcons are surging, having won five of the last six games, but the team from Atlanta is set to run into an angry hornets nest at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Once autumn leaves are down, landscapers with leaf blowers strapped to their backs pour into America’s neighborhoods like hornets from a hive.
But Trump had tossed a grenade into the hornets nest that is Capitol Hill, and somebody had to dive on it.
Today's Hornets are the original Charlotte Bobcats who started in the league in 2004.
Maybe kicking over the hornet's nest in Iraq wasn't such a good idea.
The insects most commonly causing this condition are honeybees, hornets, yellow jackets, fire ants and wasps, Askenazi said, with the most common allergy being to yellow jackets, which are the most aggressive hymenoptera.
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Origin and Etymology of hornet
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of hornet for English Language Learners
: a flying insect that has a powerful sting
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