vespine

adjective

ves·​pine ˈve-ˌspīn How to pronounce vespine (audio)
: of, relating to, or resembling wasps and especially vespid wasps

Word History

Etymology

Latin vespa wasp

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vespine was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Vespine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vespine. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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