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mason wasp

any of several solitary wasps, as Rygchium dorsale, that construct nests of mud or clay.
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First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
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  • The mason wasp (Epipone spinipes) builds its cells and lays its eggs, one in each cell.

    The Dawn of Reason James Weir
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mason wasp

a solitary wasp of the genus Odynerus that excavates its nest in sand or the mortar of old walls
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