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any of several small social wasps or hornets (family Vespidae) having bright-yellow markings
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of several small wasps of the family Vespidae that have yellow and black markings and usually nest in the ground.