white-faced hornet

noun
plural white-faced hornets

Definition of white-faced hornet

: bald-faced hornet In the orchard dwells another cabbageworm predator, the white-faced hornet.— Cass Peterson Nest defense by white-faced hornets is formidable, because these wasps—with their relatively huge food resources conspicuously suspended—have had a long evolutionary history perfecting their response to perceived threats.— Bernd Heinrich

First Known Use of white-faced hornet

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white-faced hornet was in 1863

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“White-faced hornet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-faced%20hornet. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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