vespid

noun
ves·​pid | \ ˈve-spəd How to pronounce vespid (audio) \

Definition of vespid

: any of a cosmopolitan family (Vespidae) of chiefly social wasps that usually live in colonies like bees

Other Words from vespid

vespid adjective

First Known Use of vespid

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vespid

ultimately from Latin vespa wasp — more at wasp

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“Vespid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vespid. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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