Origin of hornetMiddle English harnette from Old English hyrnet, akin to German hornisse from Indo-European base an unverified form ?er- (see horn) from source Classical Latin crabro, hornet
Origin of hornetMiddle English hornet alteration ( probably influenced by horn horn ) of hernet from Old English hyrnet ; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.
Middle English hernet, from Old English hyrnetu, hyrnete, from Proto-Germanic *hurznutō (compare German Hornisse), alteration of Proto-Germanic *hurzulǭ (compare Dutch horzel), from Proto-Indo-European *k̑érh₂sr- (compare Welsh creyryn 'wasp', Latin crābrō 'hornet', Lithuanian širšė 'wasp', Old Church Slavonic сръшень (srŭšenĭ) 'hornet', Albanian grerë, grenzë 'wasp, hornet').
hornet - Medical Definition
- Many gardeners have reached into the green leaves to pluck a berry, only to feel the harsh sting of an angry wasp, hornet or bee who was also sampling the wares.
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- The allergist may also be able to give allergy shots to children with wasp, yellow jacket, hornet, honey bee, or fire ant allergies.
- The "Essex" and "Hornet" were not in company.
- The larvae of several nocturnal Lepidoptera feed upon the leaves of the willows, and the trunk of the sallow is often injured by the perforations of the lunar hornet sphinx (Trochilium crabroniforme).