from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Midland & Western U.S. Any of various wasps that build nests of mud with cellular compartments for eggs and paralyzed prey. Also called regionally dirt dauber, mud wasp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a mud wasp; the mud-dauber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wasp that constructs mud cells on a solid base in which females place eggs laid in paralyzed insect larvae


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