yellow jacket

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noun \ˈye-lō-ˌja-kət, ˈye-lə-\

Definition of yellow jacket

  1. 1 :  any of various small yellow-marked vespid wasps (especially genus Vespula) that commonly nest in the ground and can sting repeatedly and painfully

  2. 2 slang :  pentobarbital especially in a yellow capsule

1796

First Known Use of yellow jacket

1796

Variants of yellow jacket

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yellowjacket


YELLOW JACKET Defined for English Language Learners

yellow jacket

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noun \ˈye-lō-ˌja-kət, ˈye-lə-\

Definition of yellow jacket for English Language Learners

  • : a small flying insect that has yellow marks on its body and that can sting you


YELLOW JACKET Defined for Kids

yellow jacket

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Definition of yellow jacket for Students

  1. :  a small wasp with yellow markings that usually nests in colonies in the ground and can sting repeatedly and painfully


Medical Dictionary

yellow jacket

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Medical Definition of yellow jacket

  1. 1:  any of various yellow-marked social wasps (especially genus Vespula of the family Vespidae) that usually nest in the ground, aggressively defend their nests, and can sting repeatedly and painfully

  2. 2 slang :  pentobarbital especially in a yellow capsule—usually used in plural

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