vespine

adjective
ves·​pine | \ ˈve-ˌspīn How to pronounce vespine (audio) \

Definition of vespine

: of, relating to, or resembling wasps and especially vespid wasps

First Known Use of vespine

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vespine

Latin vespa wasp

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vespiary

vespid

Vespidae

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vespoid

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Vespucci

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The first known use of vespine was in 1843

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