from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various social vespid wasps, especially those in the genus Polistes, that build papery nests from chewed wood pulp.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any one of the social wasps which makes its nest of a paperlike substance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paper
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bilby commented on the word paper wasp
The bane of paper tigers everywhere.
August 12, 2009