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

  • n. A nest or colony of wasps or hornets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A nest built by a social wasp species.
  • n. A colony of wasps living in such a nest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nest, or habitation, of insects of the wasp kind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hornets' nest; the habitation of social wasps; also, the colony or aggregate of wasps in such a nest. See Vespa, and cut under wasp, and compare apiary and formicary.


Latin vespa, wasp + (ap)iary.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vespaĀ ("wasp") + -iary (Wiktionary)


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