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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“Vespine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vespine. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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