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


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