Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Vespinae — the hornets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of Hymenoptera including the common wasps and hornets.

Etymologies

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Latin vespa ("wasp")

Examples

  • I want one!! the vintage style LXV 150 Vespa is the CUTEST thing and I want one!

    I want one!!

  • A Vespa is the vehicle of choice - small enough to manuveur around the blockades.

    Oaxaca Update

  • Haruko is regarded as The Vespa Woman, which is a play on words with her Vespa scooter and the word Vespa meaning a wasp of some kind.

    Anime Nano!

  • Just to compare, no spark-ignition ICE motorcycle gets mileage that good except a Vespa, which is no more than a scooter.

    OpEdNews - Diary: A Little Bit Of History: In The Days Of Cholera

  • The Vespa is a little too short-ranged, although I did read of a chap who took an even smaller scooter on a 1,000 mile ride.

    CaroLINES

  • "Vespa" means "wasp" in Italian, and the Canadian Scooter Corporation, a.k.a. Vespa Canada, has taken flight with the idea that wasps, bees, and other pollinators must survive in the wake of climate change.

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  • "Vespa," aptly named after adidas partnership with Vespa, is a collection for men inspired by the preppy street style of Milan and the mod club looks of Brighton with products referencing classic and contemporary men's looks and colors that serve the needs of both classic scooter riders and all fans of casual and clean design.

    Who rides a Vespa?

  • Speaking of the new LML 4-stroke "Vespa," Bradford Duval from Corazzo points out that

    2strokebuzz

  • Ms. Falcone said her husband surprised her with a Vespa.

    From High Line to Edible Schoolyard

  • A Vespa — preferably a cream-colored one with caramel leather seats and a tanned, suede-loafer-sporting owner — is likely involved.

    Gelato for the Soul

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