Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


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

  • n. Any of various brightly colored wasps of the family Mutillidae, the females of which are wingless and have a coat of velvety hair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.