from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Linnean genus of aculeate hymenopterous insects, formerly of great extent, now restricted to certain social wasps and hornets of the modern family Vespidæ, as the common wasp, V. vulgaris, and the common hornet, V. crabro. See cuts under hornet and wasp.

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  • n. type genus of the Vespidae: various hornets and yellow jackets


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