potter wasp

noun

Definition of potter wasp

: any of various solitary wasps usually of the genus Eumenes that construct vase-shaped cells of sand and mud for their young — compare mason wasp, potter bee

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“Potter wasp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potter%20wasp. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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