murder hornet

plural murder hornets

Definition of murder hornet

: asian giant hornet The Asian giant hornet, also known as the "murder hornet," made headlines this year after its presence was announced in late December 2019. The insect is the world's largest hornet and preys on other insects, including honey bees …— Kaitlin Flanigan When scientists in Washington state destroyed the first nest of so-called murder hornets found in the U.S., they discovered about 500 live specimens in various stages of development, officials said Tuesday.— Nicholas K. Geranios

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2020, in the meaning defined above

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“Murder hornet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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