mud dauber


Definition of mud dauber

: any of various wasps (especially family Sphecidae) that construct mud cells in which the female places an egg with spiders or insects paralyzed by a sting to serve as food for the larva

First Known Use of mud dauber

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Mud dauber.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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