from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous brightly colored parasitic wasps of the family Mutillidae, whose females are wingless and have a coat of velvety hair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A wasp of the family Mutillidae with dense hair and whose wingless females resemble ants.

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

  • noun a solitary wasp of the family Mutillidae; the body has a coat of brightly colored velvety hair and the females are wingless


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